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Hey, Scott! Thanks for your upload of The Tenth Doctor.jpg. I unfortunately had to delete it, because it violated several policy points. I want to encourage you to drop by T:ICC for a simple chart of the most pressing image policies. But you'll probably find Tardis:Guide to images even more illustrative. The guide's still being worked on, but there's more than enough there to explain why your pic wasn't better than what was already there. Basically, we prefer widescreen images for infoboxes, and there's simply no reason we can't have one for the Tenth Doctor, since his entire era was filmed in widescreen! Also, your image had far too big a filesize. There's no reason for most infobox pics to be over 100kb.
You've also been a bit unlucky here be cause we specifically changed away from that End of Time sombre shot not too long ago, because we deemed it to be not representative of the Tenth Doctor as a whole. Generally, he wasn't terribly serious, so we wanted something a little more upbeat.
If you don't like the pic that's currently there, feel free to try to find something better! I'm not saying it has to be the current image. But you have to replace it with something that fits our policies and guidelines.
- Hey again, Scott. Please make sure you've read those guideline pages I linked to, above before submitting more pics. In particular, you need to watch your dimensions and your file sizes. Your version of Young melody escaping.jpg was portrait orientated and it was far, far too large. Please look at the differences between your version and mine.
Please remember that at least 20% of all visitors to the site are using mobile devices, which may not have great bandwidths. Therefore, a file that's 16kb, versus one that's 300kb, can be significant to some users, even though it really makes no difference at all if you're at home on your computer wired in to high-speed internet. For this reason, we ask that you try to limit your filesizes to no more than 100kb — though, as you can see, much lower file-sizes are possible, without an appreciable drop in picture quality.
Also, please make sure your pics are added to appropriate categories. You have to do this manually at the time of upload. In this case, you'd want to add category:River Song images, as well as the category for whatever episode applies, such as Category:Day of the Moon TV story images.
Thanks again for your contributions!
Christmas cheer Edit
User page infobox Edit
Hi! Please change the infobox on your user page from "Infobox Person" to "Infobox User". Infobox Person is only used for people who worked on something in the DWU. Infobox User is for editors on the wiki. Thanks. Shambala108 ☎ 19:30, July 2, 2014 (UTC)
- It shouldn't be a problem (as far as I know). The main thing was that the infobox you were using, "Infobox Person", automatically puts a page in a category for people who work on the DWU. That's why wiki users can't use it. Thanks for the quick action! Shambala108 ☎ 03:10, July 3, 2014 (UTC)
Heya :) Edit
Hi Scott :) Thanks for the kind words. I wish you luck in establishing your wikia. If you need any design help, don't forget to head on over to Wikia's design requests page!