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Just saw a couple of your recent edits at both Winston Churchill and Nicholas Courtney. You may have thought it a small thing to add proper italicization to stories at the Courtney article, but I, for one, wish more editors would "sweat the small stuff" like this. We need more plain, old-fashioned copy editing like this around here. And thanks too for chronologically sorting the events at Churchill. It'll make that article easier for readers to comprehend. Please, keep up the good work :)
- Thank you for your kind words, czechout. Also, congratulations for being the first member to leave a message on my talk page. I believe that if editing on the TARDIS Index File – or any other Wikia for that matter – is worth doing, it's worth doing well. And I'm glad you appreciated my work at Winston Churchill; it took me ages to sort everything out and type it all in... :-) Freddie R. Aldous 21:30, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
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Caution: plagiarism Edit
Hey, Freddie. Thanks for your recent edits. One of them has me really concerned, however. Your addition of the summary to Who's Who? is so close to a violation of T:DON'T COPY as to be almost plagiarism. Our summaries need to be, well, ours. It's not sufficient to go to the Doctor Who Reference Guide and merely reorder the words they have used. I'll grant that it wasn't an exact copy of their summary of the story, but all you really did was change word order. You didn't change the word choice really at all. Thus, I was forced to roll back your entire edit.
Please remember that the best way to edit this site is to have a copy of the story in front of you, and for you to make your own summary, without reference to any other source. I strongly advise you not to make major edits to articles about stories that you have never personally experienced.
- I understand your actions, czechout, and accept your warning and advice. I apologise for what I did; I guess I must have gotten a little carried away in my editing. :-( Rest assured, it won't happen again. Freddie R. Aldous talk to me 16:44, December 31, 2011 (UTC)
Neil Harris Edit
He's obviously kidding, of course. I take it you've actually seen the Whomobile appearance in the circus?
- Yes, I have definitely seen the Whomobile's appearance in Billy Smart's Children's Circus, czechout. Thank you for asking.
- And, as well as hoping that the Doctor succeeded in helping Gabriella Smart find her lost performing dogs in time for her forthcoming act, I hope Neil Harris was kidding... :-) Freddie R. Aldous talk to me 15:26, March 6, 2012 (UTC)
What's a comeo, may I ask? Edit
A discussion earlier this year at Forum:Timeline sections on pages decided that we would remove timeline sections from all pages. On the In the Community (short story) page I noticed you re-added them in all but name under continuity. I've removed them, but have left the information in the continuity section. --Tangerineduel / talk 15:26, December 28, 2012 (UTC)
- Thank you for pointing this out to me, Tangerineduel.
- To be honest, I had no idea Timeline sections were no longer being used, and apologise for adding Timeline subsections for In the Community (short story).
- I accept the reasons for your removal of these, and will avoid using them in future edits.
Recent edits Edit
Hi! I had to remove/change some of your recent edits, and I wanted to explain why. Many of your edits added timeline-y info to the continuity sections of stories. As a community this wiki decided, in Forum:Timeline deletion, to remove the timelines from story pages as they were too speculative. Any time you use words like "assumed" or "may be", it's speculation. If you enjoy timelines, there is a place where you can go to input that info: Theory:Timey-wimey detector.
The other kind of edits I had to change involve the stories Playtime (short story) and Girls' Night In (short story). As long as stories are considered valid on this wiki, they are given equal weight (see Tardis:In-universe perspective point number 4). Therefore, we usually treat conflicting stories as conflicting accounts, rather than saying one must be "imaginary", which falls under speculation.