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Name Edit

Surely this should follow wiki conventions and be named after the singular rather than plural? So "The Whisper Men" becomes "Whisper Man" ScotchAutopilot 19:33, May 18, 2013 (UTC)

I agree. I tried to make a link to "The Whispermen" or "The Whisper Men" page and it's impossible. We never saw one individual alone over the episode, they only appeared as a group. Badwolff 19:11, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

the thing is, in the episode, they were never, ever called Whisper Man. All the rhymes, they were all known as The Whisper Men, so me, the one who created this page, thinks that it should be the same. Although I did make the same mistake creating the Cybermite page, I think I have made the right choice. StevieGLiverpool 21:22, May 18, 2013 (UTC)

Not to put too fine a point on it, but, um, you haven't. T:NAMING governs the naming of our articles, and it always preferences the singular over the plural, except in the case of "mass nouns". Quite clearly, it's possible to count Whisper Men, so we go with the singular.
czechout@fandom    01:09: Sun 19 May 2013
I think we can allow a redirect at Whisper Men to save on typing, but definitely not at the Whisper Men.
czechout@fandom    01:12: Sun 19 May 2013
But there is both a page for "The Silent" (which I bet there are very few links to) and "The Silence" which refers to the group (and which I bet receives a lot of links, even when it's referring to a group and not THE group).What if "Whispermen" is, similarly, the name of the group? We don't see any solitary Whisper man. Badwolff 19:15, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

Do you remember the Trickster with "Sarah Jane Adventures"? Is there a link between Trickster and Whisper Man? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Machal1 (talk • contribs) .

Speculation belongs at Howling:The Howling, not here. Anoted 18:06, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

I support the renaming of the page to "Whispermen." In light of "Clarence and the Whispermen," shouldn't we go by what's shown on-screen? I could understand the dispute if there were some discrepancy between the title of the prequel and the credits for "The Name of the Doctor", but as far as I know, there is no such discrepancy and thus, this seems like a pretty clear-cut case. One spelling is supported by the show; the other is not. Ensephylon 01:52, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your support! You've explained at best the reasons. --HarveyWallbanger 16:55, May 28, 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Ensephylon and HarveyWallbanger, you're both wrong. There is a discrepancy. The credits of The Name of the Doctor are indeed the source of "Whisper Man". Thus we have titles vs. credits, which is a draw in the hierarchy of sources. Tie breaker is, I suppose, BBC One programme listings:
Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax.
Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go. It’s a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future...
So Whisper Men is what we'll be sticking with, with a note at Clarence and the Whispermen that the titles are an apparent production error.
czechout@fandom    16:49: Thu 13 Jun 2013

"Kill with a whisper"? Edit

I might have missed it but I didn't hear anyone say that The Whispermen's name "is derived from their ability to kill with a whisper". If this is true, why did they reach into to the hostages' bodies to grab their hearts when they could've just whispered? Badwolff 19:24, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

Misconception Edit

The page seems predicated on a misconception, the page is written as if the Whisper Men were an alien race, they are not, they are all physical embodiments of the incorporeal Great Intelligence from the distant future where its learnt to physically manifest itself. They dont have the 'power' to 'morph' into Simeon they are all already Simeon, the great intelligence just chooses to only give one of them at a time a face. --Watcherzero 02:02, November 16, 2013 (UTC)

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