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czechout   20:13:17 Fri 11 Mar 2011 

Your input is needed!

You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Page Creation time. MM/Want to talk? 23:05, October 1, 2011 (UTC)

Pictures need image licenses[edit source]

Hi :) Thank for your uploads of IDW comic covers. However, please be aware that all uploads require an image license. In this case, the copyright template you need is {{idwcover}}. As is said in many places around the site, pictures without an image license are subject to summary deletion by automatic process. Please get licenses on your images as soon as you can or they may be deleted by bot.
czechout   04:42: Sun 02 Oct 2011 

Again, please make sure that your IDW cover uploads bear the license, {{idwcover}}. If you are having difficulty in understanding how to achieve this, please let me know.
czechout   15:16: Fri 04 Nov 2011 

Shada[edit source]

Uh... Did you mean to bland out Shada (TV story)? --OS24 21:50, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Sorry - made a mistake. I was trying to add the cover of the 2012 novelisation and must have pressed the wrong button by mistake. I think I fixed it now. Sorry again.

It's okay, a lot of people actually make that mistake. Oh, and just to remind you, always add four tides (~) when you add to a talk page to indicate your identity. Cheers! --OS24 21:50, November 30, 2011 (UTC) (p.s. I added the original cover in order to complete the gallery.)

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czechout   07:34: Wed 21 Dec 2011 

Thanks[edit source]

I just wanted to say thanks for your hard work throughout the year in keeping the comic pages, particularly the IDW ones, in good and current order. It's freed me up to concentrate on the more obscure and ancient areas of Doctor Who comic goodness.
czechout   15:40: Sat 31 Dec 2011 

You're welcome!Ventry Girl talk to me 15:43, December 31, 2011 (UTC)

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You are invited to join the discussion at Forum:Reference books - what do we cover?. --Tangerineduel / talk 14:21, January 16, 2012 (UTC)

ISBN numbers and links[edit source]

I see you put the link brackets back on the ISBN numbers for The Coming of the Terraphiles. They really don't need it. Without the brackets the Wiki treats those numbers as Help:Magic words, and links them to a general book lookup page. With brackets in place, they go to a blank (not yet created) page within the Tardis Wiki, and no further. Pages titled with ISBN numbers are counter to the Naming conventions, since those should be under the book's title (which they already are), so they're not useful in their current form. Is there a reason you're adding them? -- Gousha talk to me 00:51, January 22, 2012 (UTC)

I did not add the link brackets to the ISBN numbers. All I did was add the sentence saying that the book is also available as an ebook. Somehow the link brackets must have been added automatically as I was using visual editor at the time. I understand there has been problems with the visual editor before. I'm sorry - I should have checked the formatting in the source editor before publishing. I've just re-edited that section using source code to remove those brackets. Thanks for letting me know about this - in future I'll check the source code before publishing any edits.Ventry Girl talk to me 12:33, January 22, 2012 (UTC)

If you're interested in reading about this further, you might want to check out Help:ISBN.
czechout   20:55: Tue 21 Feb 2012 

Irving Braxiatel short stories[edit source]

I have created a category for Irving Braxiatel short stories, please use this rather than category: Irving Braxiatel stories. That category should only be an "umbrella category" for its subcategories, and only used in rare circumstances such as the Dead and Buried webcast. Thanks. --Revan\Talk 17:12, January 24, 2012 (UTC) Thanks for setting up that category!Ventry Girl talk to me 17:19, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

Categories[edit source]

Please note that category:Doctor Who comic stories is a meta category. That means that individual comic stories should not be placed into it. In general, only the most appropriate categories should be placed on pages. So, if it's a Fourth Doctor TVC comic, you want only Fourth Doctor TVC comic stories, not the whole litany of comic categories.

(The only exception is when categories get used in the Game of Rassilon, but that's a special case.)
czechout   02:34: Sun 05 Feb 2012 

External navigation templates[edit source]

Please don't enclose external navigation templates, like {{dwrefguide}}, in italics. The template already contains proper italicisation. If you then manually add italics — as you did several months ago at The Eye of the Jungle — you will completely reverse the italicisation. In other words, it goes from being completely right, to being completely wrong.
czechout   20:53: Tue 21 Feb 2012 

Animal[edit source]

Thanks for the prompt service. You must have corrected the page title within seconds of my request on its Talk page. That's been noticed and appreciated. -- to me 20:55, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome!! If you come across any other mistakes just leave a message here and I'll fix it.Ventry Girl talk to me 21:00, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

Will do. My ISP uses dynamic IP addressing, so my signature changes every time I connect. (I know I could stop that by signing up but I've a bit of an aversion to joining things.) Thanks again. -- to me 21:10, March 1, 2012 (UTC)

It's me again, though my IP address will have changed. I've discovered that links to "Animal" get redirected to "Animan (audio story)" -- the misspelled version -- automatically but that the further redirect to "Animal (audio story)" -- the version you corrected -- is manual, so the user has to click on it. I've tracked down several links to "Animal" and fixed them by making them links to "Animal (audio story)" with "Animal" as the display text (like this Animal). I'm quite certain there'll be links I've missed, though. If you run across any "Animal" links, it'd be worth checking if they need fixed, too. TIA. -- to me 18:01, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I'm after finding more broken links and I fixed them. There might be more out there that I missed however. Ventry Girl talk to me 18:25, March 9, 2012 (UTC)

I managed to find and fix a few more, mostly on pages for actors. I'm running out of ideas about where to look for the things, though. That's not to say there are none, just that systematic searching is becoming less useful. And, of course, it would be a title that's going to crop up all over the place as an ordinary word! If it had been (say) "Crime of the Century", it'd make sense to search the site using Google, but "Animal", in one form or another, is going to occur too often to make that sensible. -- to me 02:54, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for that! I'm after searching the Wiki and finding a few more which I've fixed.Ventry Girl talk to me 13:35, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Suzie (Father's Day)[edit source]

The photo on Suzie (Father's Day) seems stretched vertically. I've no idea how to fix this (if it really is wrong and not just my imagination). I also don't know how to put a link to the page in here, or I'd have done it to save you the need to search. -- to me 19:17, March 5, 2012 (UTC)

I checked the original photo and it looks the same. I also have no idea how to fix this - maybe it's meant to be like this! You could contact the original uploader of the picture to check if it was stretched or not. You can see from http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/File:Suzie_(Father%27s_Day).jpg that it was uploaded by User:SuperHeroChaos. Let me know if you hear back from him/her. Sorry I couldn't help.Ventry Girl talk to me 19:42, March 5, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. It definitely looks odd -- but not odd enough to pursue, given that the file itself looks like that. -- to me 21:10, March 5, 2012 (UTC)

Brief block[edit source]

Blocking you for 5 minutes basically just to get your attention. Please stop editing infoboxes. You appear to have missed all the notices around the site requesting that you do not edit infoboxes while the major overhaul takes place. See Forum:New infoboxes and you. I'll be rolling back some of you edits. Your block should just about be over when you read this. Please edit literally anything else but infoboxes. The process will be complete in about a week, if all goes well. A message will appear at that time sounding the all clear. Thanks.
czechout   07:43: Tue 13 Mar 2012 

BTW, noticed that you reverted CzechBot at Army of One. Wanted to highlight your reversion to point something out about code. You found the following objectionable:
next story = Fallout (audio story)|Fallout (audio story)|

I know that when you're looking at the raw code it looks weird, but it's completely harmless and does not display. At some point in the future I'll run the bot to strip out the second instance, but it's a very low priority thing. Becasuse there's no variable on the second Fallout (audio story)|, the infobox just ignores it. It's not at all necessary to the proper operation of the infobox to remove it.

Also, please do not remove the dab term from previous/next fields. You changed Fallout (audio story) to just Fallout. New pages in particular should be created from the start with the appropriate dab term. There should never be a page called "Fallout" created for this upcoming story. We retain a lot of legacy instances of un-disambiguated terms, but that's mostly for the convenience of long term editors who've grown accustomed to Colony in Space, The Unquiet Dead and the like. These un-dabed terms are really just for the familiar old television series titles. But for new TV stories and the thousands of, let's face it, minor stories (like these TW audios), most people haven't "gotten used to" any particular way of linking to the stories. We might as well, therefore, link to the properly dab-ed name.
czechout   08:00: Tue 13 Mar 2012 

I'm sorry about the infoboxes edits - I didn't realise that you were in the process of changing the wiki. I had seen the new graphics but didn't know there were other changes being made. As for reverting Army of One - when I opened that page it was empty - completely blank! I assumed someone had made an error in editing and acidentally erased the content - that happened to me before. So I reverted to the previous version hoping that the content would return.

I'll make sure to stick to the dabbed versions in future - you're right - it'll certainly help people not familiar with the stories to identify them.

Sorry again - and thanks for your advice.Ventry Girl talk to me 17:41, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

Unreleased pages[edit source]

Hi there. I know you edit audio story pages quite often and I'm sure you must have been infuriated when you couldn't edit them after they were released because no-one unprotected the page. In future just drop me a line when one of the spoiler-protected pages is released and I'll unprotect the page for you. --Revan\Talk 11:20, April 4, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for that! Just wondering, is it when it's released on the Big Finish website or when it's available on Amazon, as usually there is a lag before they're available on Amazon.Ventry Girl talk to me 11:28, April 4, 2012 (UTC)

The Big Finish release date is the official release so go by that. Also when replying could you put the message on my talk page, then I get that little message box to let me know that you've replied. Thanks. --Revan\Talk 11:31, April 4, 2012 (UTC)

April Releases[edit source]

Ive unprotected the releases, thanks for letting me know. Enjoy! --Revan\Talk 10:09, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

Image size[edit source]

Please make sure that the images you upload are smaller than 1mb in size. This part of the image policy. I have, unfortunately had to delete two image today that were over 1mb in size.

However, apart from that, you have been doing a fantastic job with the covers! MM/Want to talk? 12:17, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

If you are referring to the cover to The Wanderer and Energy of the Daleks - it was not me who uploaded those file onto the site. I only uploaded the Emerald Tiger picture. I then noticed that someone else had uploaded those other pictures and used them on the article pages. I didn't know that they were bigger than 1mb. I'll try and find smaller ones.Ventry Girl talk to me 12:23, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry about that then! I saw you had added them to the page, I presumed you had upload them. Sorry again! MM/Want to talk? 12:25, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

That's all right!! I found smaller versions and uploaded them. I hope they're alright.Ventry Girl talk to me 12:44, April 13, 2012 (UTC)

May Releases[edit source]

I've unlocked the pages, thanks for letting me know. Even though I knew they had been released, I completely forgot about unprotecting the pages. :-/ --Revan\Talk 09:55, May 13, 2012 (UTC)

July[edit source]

Done. --Revan\Talk 22:19, July 28, 2012 (UTC)

Insane redirect from link in "The Five Doctors"[edit source]

I've just added a section to Talk:The Five Doctors (TV story) about the "Game of Rassilon" link in that article. That link has an insane redirect. I won't duplicate here what I said there but I'd be grateful if you'd keep a look out for someone actually taking some action to fix things -- and perhaps give the relevant someone(s) a bit of a nudge, if you judge it necessary.

I've been in contact with you before, about "Animal" (above) but my IP address will have changed yet again. -- to me 23:10, August 26, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me to this problem. I've removed the links to the Game of Rassilon as there doesn't seem to be a page set up describing the Game. When such a page is created then the links can be put back in. If you want you could probably create the new page yourself if you want to! Ventry Girl 06:38, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

I would if I thought I could give a sensible explanation of the Game but I'm very far from confident I could. People would probably get to the end of my text & say, "Duh?". Remember, I only found the problem because I was looking for an explanation myself!

Thanks for removing the silly redirect, though. An absent explanation is still much better than what was there before. -- to me 09:49, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

Plaque from "The Angels Take Manhattan"[edit source]

Please take a look at Talk:TARDIS#Plaque from "The_Angels_Take_Manhattan" & see what you think. If you respond please do so here. My IP address changes so often that my User talk page won't be mine for more than an hour or two, at most. -- to me 09:54, October 1, 2012 (UTC)

Christmas cheer[edit source]

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