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Adoption Request Edit

Hi. I'm sorry about the delay in answering your request; your update to it actually bumped it down in our list so it took longer than it should have. I've given you admin and bureaucrat rights. Good luck with the wiki! -- Wendy (talk)@Wikia 22:18, May 23, 2012 (UTC)

NamespaceEdit

I've got no preference really but how about "House". Since the Great Houses are made up of chapter houses it kinda does make sense to use that. It's just a suggestion, I'm not that attached to the idea. --Revan\Talk 21:40, June 10, 2012 (UTC)

ImportationEdit

Do I just put that in the edit summary (by making a minor edit or something) after I've done the import of the page? --Tangerineduel / talk 15:31, June 12, 2012 (UTC)

Would i be able to edit here Edit

Hi, So i was thinking of buying the books of this thing. And then thinking about starting editing here but before i do i wanted to know would that be possible or would you just block me fo something on a diffrent wikia? Original Authorty

Template for DW backlinks? Edit

Do we have a Template:Dw template, or something similar, for back-linking to Tardis wiki? I was going to work on Chris Cwej and mention (in a behind-the-scenes note) the post-FP appearence of Cwejen in that Bernice Summerfield audio. Obviously, I could do it the long way, but if we have a template that would make things simpler. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 02:24, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Right — I knew about {{fp|topic name}} on Tardis wiki, but didn't realize that backlinks there were so simple (I thought one had to do the whole [[w:c:tardis...]] shebang). Ta. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 02:35, June 20, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the pointers. As somebody who was around back in the Wikicities days, I probably should have known that... but if I ever did, I'd forgotten it. That's the trouble with being in a universe that's constantly being rewritten... —Josiah Rowe talk to me 03:05, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Accidental category Edit

I accidentally created Category:Individual Great Houses members, which duplicates Category:Individual members of the Great Houses. I think the latter is a better name (even though it's wordy); can you please delete the former? Thanks. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 21:56, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Although I've not gotten around to building a fully coherent cattegory strucutre yet, one thing I'm trying to eliminate is the word "individual". I don't really like it at tardis either, but here it's positively useless, due to the much smaller content catchment. (Wow that's quite a weird word to use, but whatever.) Whaddya think of deleting both in favor of category:Great House members? (Also, should it be singular or plural? Great House or Great Houses?)

czechout    <span style="">23:04: Wed 20 Jun 2012 
Is Category:Members of the Great Houses too wordy? I think that may be the most common usage. Perhaps we should open a general discussion in the Homeworld. I probably got ahead of myself when I was de-Who-ifying articles and wanted to replace the old Doctor Who-based categories. Maybe it's better that we plan out the category tree in more detail rather than trying to copy the category structure of Tardis wiki.
If we do start a general category discussion, we might also want to discuss the names of Category:The Great Houses and Category:The Eleven-Day Empire, which I think might be confusing, considering that we also have Category:Great Houses and may have articles about locations and events in the Eleven-Day Empire itself. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 02:42, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
Hmmmm, category:Members of the Great Houses. The only thing I don't like about that is that the alpha key is buried as a prepositional object. We'd typically want to alphabetise this by "Great Houses", not "Members". Hence we have category:Faction Paradox members. But you're right, it is more naturalistic. Yanno, I'll just use that, cause we're not on tardis where there are bazillions of categories. The alphabetisation is a secondary concern here, I suppose.
As for Category:The Great Houses and Category:The Eleven-Day Empire, I'm wholly open to suggestions. I just wanted to lay down the roots of the category tree with something, and at the time I didn't have admin rights to change it after I, like you, realised they were simply horrible cat names. I mean I guess we could go super boring:
I dunno, though, I'd kinda like to find something slightly more "fun" like we have over at tardis:Floor 500. But there's something to be said for very clear major categories. Help me decide, please. These sort of discussions never engender much activity — at least based on my experience at tardis — so I leave it to you to decide this one, I'll change it real quick, and if anyone wants it changed later, it's really not hard.

czechout    <span style="">03:08: Thu 21 Jun 2012 
I wouldn't say that the cat names are "simply horrible" — they're just potentially confusing. A case could be made for calling the in-universe category Category:Spiral Politic or Category:The Spiral Politic, though technically some in-universe things like Mictlan and the City of the Saved aren't really part of the Spiral Politic. But they're still covered under the "Spiral Politic" entry in The Book of the War (in which they, and the Eleven-Day Empire, are called "non-worlds"). The advantage of this as the big in-universe category is that it is the universe, or at least the parts of it that matter enough to have wiki pages.
I haven't thought of any clever or "fun" names for the other two uber-categories yet. I feel like there should be some FP-related terms for the "media-ritual" of categorizing information which would fit, but I can't quite put my finger on it. (Something from This Town Will Never Let Us Go, perhaps?) Tell you what, I'll sleep on it and get back to you. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 03:58, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
A day later and I haven't found another good name yet. I was thinking that the "Great Houses" one could have a name referring to the library in A Labyrinth of Histories, since that's a library underpinning the structure of the universe... except that as far as I can tell, that library is never named. :( And "The Library" would sound like something else. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 04:29, June 22, 2012 (UTC)
Well, maybe we should just opt for clarity and kick "cutesy" to the curb.

czechout    <span style="">12:00: Fri 22 Jun 2012 
If you don't mind a little inconsistency, I still kinda like "the Spiral Politic" (or "Spiral Politic") for the overall in-universe pages category. We can go boring with the other two. —Josiah Rowe talk to me 03:00, June 23, 2012 (UTC)
Works for me.

czechout    <span style="">03:05: Sat 23 Jun 2012 
Alright, so I moved category:FP wiki to category:Wiki guts, cause I couldn't stand the thought of the admin master category being quite as long as "Wiki administration".

czechout    <span style="">03:32: Sat 23 Jun 2012 

Categorising Edit

For the various actor categories migrated from Tardis such as Category:Magic Bullet Productions voice actors, should the overall category for them be "Actors" or "Real world actors" like in Tardis? -- Tybort (talk page) 23:38, June 20, 2012 (UTC)

Blocking individually Edit

Hey, Czechout, this is Dr. Anonymous. Sorry I couldn't leave this on your TARDIS Wiki talk page, but I'm afraid that recent circumstances have called for desperate measures. You see, I'm currently in a bit of a fix: One of my co-bureaucrats on IZ Wiki shares his computer with his younger sister, who has recently decided that the best way to get back at her brother for breaking her CD is by utterly decimating the Wiki with mass vandalism (no, it doesn't make an ounce of sense to me either). Her goal is basically to create her own account, then wreak havoc until we are forced to ban her, and - since they use the same computer - her Bureaucrat brother will also be banned.

Aside from advice, I want to know this: is it possible to block one account without automatically blocking any other account that shares that IP? Also, is there a better course of action I can take?

To prevent you-know-who from finding out about this, could you leave your reply on this Wiki? Thanks.

Thank you, Dr. Anonymous1 talk to me 11:33, January 3, 2013 (UTC)

Ok... But what if she gets wise, and tries going anonymous? Is there a way to block her then without affecting the other accounts? Dr. Anonymous1 talk to me 23:11, January 3, 2013 (UTC)

What I was asking was, what if she decides to forego the creation of an account, and just vandalises anonymously? Is there any way I can also prevent unregistered users from editing from that IP? Dr. Anonymous1 talk to me 23:31, January 3, 2013 (UTC)

Gah, never mind. Thank you for your help. Dr. Anonymous1 talk to me 00:14, January 4, 2013 (UTC)

Well, you described in excellent detail how to deal with the SFH when she gets an account. However, what I am wondering is how I should deal with her if she decides to just not create an account, and vandalise from behind the mask of "a wikia contributor." if that happens, I'll only have the IP to go by. Does that mean we'll have no choice but to ban the Bureaucrat as well? Dr. Anonymous1 talk to me 01:01, January 4, 2013 (UTC)

Ok, now I get it. Sorry 'bout that. Derp.

But anyway, thank you so much for your help and patience; hopefully, I won't have to resort to any of the options you listed; I'd like to believe that diplomacy and persuasion can win this one. Still, best to be safe... Dr. Anonymous1 talk to me

Doctor Who WikiEdit

I am sorry, just give a block a month and I will have learnt my lesson, pleae forgive me. 

Vampires_Are_Going_To_Be_Family_To_Both_Packs 03:20, May 4, 2013 (UTC)

QuizEdit

Would you like this wiki to take part in a Doctor Who quiz for all wikis relating to Doctor Who? Yours timely,POMfannumber1 talk to me 07:26, March 5, 2014 (UTC).

Basically, on a TBA date, all the Doctor Who wikis which have agreed... This is just to see which Doctor Who wiki knows the most! Yours timely,POMfannumber1 talk to me 06:34, March 6, 2014 (UTC).

My block at TARDIS Edit

Shambala108 blocked me from editing at TARDIS wiki for a month because of what I posted here, so I attempted with good reason as anon user to appeal against this block on Shambala's talk page. There were no further insults in my attempted post and it was 100% free of policy violations, but when I attempted to post it my anon user self was autoblocked permanently, the reason given being: 'Your actions have been identified as harmful, so to protect TARDIS...etc.'. I was wondering if you could look into this and unblock me? thanks.

And please don't ignore this message, Czech. - Sirius talk to me 14:43, April 10, 2014 (UTC)

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