Welcome to the Tardis Data Core, the Doctor Who Wiki! We have have several help pages to help you with various tasks on this wiki. See also Wikia Help; many of the answers provided there are also applicable to this wiki site.
The following are tutorials on some of the most basic aspects of editing articles of wiki editing in general:
These tutorials examine some more advanced topics, with special emphasis on things specific to this particular wiki. All editors, regardless of their familiarity with wiki editing, are encouraged to read these articles.
- How to use preloadable formats
- How to use Wiki markup
- How to use magic words
- What's a namespace?
- How to create and submit a background image
Policies, guidelines and information for contributors
If you're going to edit here — and we hope that you do! — you need to understand the formatting rules and guidelines we've stablished. These rules may be fiddly, but they greatly help the site have a uniform and more professional look. One of your first stops as an editor should be our Manual of Style, followed swiftly by a visit to our layout guides.
Information for contributors
- What the Tardis Data Core is not
- Point of view
- Copyright tags
- List of prefixes
- Recent changes - List of edits made to this wiki.
Some features of the site — typically elements seen on the front page are put up for specicfic discussion at one of several nominations pages. Here's a list of them, so you can get in on the conversation!
Fora (or, if you like, forums)
- Reference Desk - Question-and-answer forum about narrative or behind-the-scenes elements. Our version of the Doctor Who Answers wiki.
- Panopticon - Policy and procedure relating to the maintenance and development of the Tardis Data Core, the Doctor Who Wiki.
- Discontinuity index - A collection of discussions specifically related to the discontinuous narrative elements in individual stories. Got a plot hole? This is the place for you.