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Time Lord television stories category Edit

Dear CzechOut, I'm leaving a message here rather than on the category talk page because that was suggested by the blurb on the talk page. The category in question is Category:Time Lord television stories.

I personally have a complete disconnect between the purpose of the category and its name. The description says that this is about the Time Lord society, not individual Time Lords. But the word "society" is absent from the category name while "Time Lord" is present. My understanding of this category (before reading the description) was that this is a category collecting TV stories involving Time Lords, which is more or less all of Doctor Who minus Mission to the Unknown plus some Sara Janes, I guess. Since this seemed a strange category to have, I followed up. But I believe category names should not be ambiguous, as per T:CAT NAME.

Not to be completely negative, let me try to also propose an alternative. I'm wondering if Time Lord society is not the same as Gallifrey society. Granted, not all stories currently in the category happen on Gallifrey. The Doctor's Wife and Shada are definitely not there. But then I'm not sure why they were added to the category. Most probably because of their connection to something happening on Gallifrey. At any rate, I propose to change the name either to Category:Gallifrey television stories, which is more restrictive, or to Category:Gallifrey related television stories, which is more inclusive. Amorkuz 22:33, June 29, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the answer. To be honest, I also thought that deleting the category would be a better solution, but I generally try to refrain from suggestions to delete something that has been on the Wikia for a long time. In other words, my suggestion to rename it was a compromise rather than my own position. At any rate, I consider such changes to be above my pay grade. My role was to inform somebody who has more experience. Amorkuz 16:41, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

Doctor Who? Edit

A recent comic story Doctormania introduced an in-universe holo-show called Doctor Who?, currently at Doctor Who? (Doctormania). The name conflicts with a comic strip from the real world, Doctor Who? It is my understanding of T:DAB that the dab term should be on the real thing, not the in-universe thing. Thus, I put a rename tag on it. However, there are more than 100 links to the comic strip page. Thus, I am requesting if you could use your bot to change the links, unless, of course, my understanding of the dab rules is mistaken. In the latter case, I would be grateful for an explanation of the rules and would proceed to remove the rename tags myself. Amorkuz 15:19, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. As a way of apology for seemingly unnecessary message, I was not sure how uncontroversial this rename was and I did contact another admin before writing here. There is another pair of same-name pages: Doctor Who Appreciation Society and Doctor Who Appreciation Society (Doctormania). Since the admin I contacted first suggested that the real-world DWAS is so prominent that it should stay undabbed, I was not sure if speedy rename is really applicable to Doctor Who?. Plus, I think I've misunderstood the message atop T:SPEEDY. I thought, one should notify a bot-owner when a large link-changing job is afoot. Sorry for creating unnecessary conversation. Amorkuz 16:52, June 30, 2016 (UTC)

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