On this site, the very core of our spoiler policy is that we wait for a story to be released before posting any information about it. So if the BBC were to announce crucial casting or crewing information, and even if they were to do it on television in a massively public way, that information cannot appear on this site until the story affected by such an announcement were broadcast.
As is said in many places on this site, if you post spoilers about stories that are yet to come — such as, but not limited to, the anniversary special and the 2013 Christmas special — your editing privileges will be revoked.
This site is about Doctor Who's past, not its future. Taking this stance allows all users — regardless of their definition of the word spoiler — to work towards a common goal. So whatever you might have heard about Doctor Who in August 2013 is not allowed until later in the year.
Sure, you may love spoilers, but not everyone does. A lot of our editors are toiling away on everything but the Matt Smith era, so they don't expect to come across spoilers for the latest episodes. Please help us keep the surprises for everyone. In general, we don't allow any information—either about the story or the people making the story—unless they've been broadcast in their entirety.
Please take careful note of this absolute fact: if you spoll anything about any 50th anniversary special or series 8, you will go immediately to what Joss Whedon once called "a very special kind of hell". Or at the very least you will never be allowed to edit here again. So, before you think about posting information about who's been cast in the upcoming anniversary story, or details about the plot, know that if you do, it will be the last thing you do on this wiki.
And with that very happy little thought, please enjoy your visit! :)
In the extreme upper right corner of the page, you'll see a little icon of two speech bubbles. Sometimes, you'll see a red number there, too. If you do, that means there's a new announcement or forum thread that we think is particularly important. Click on the icon, and you'll get a drop down menu that will spirit you away to the newest messages.
Note that you must be a registered user to get this little "bat-signal". We encourage you to start an account today. It's a two minute, very painless process that won't result in you getting a lot of spam e-mail. And it's totally free.
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