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WikiProject Doctor Who (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Doctor Who, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Doctor Who and its spin-offs on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this notice, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
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Misuse of non-free images[edit]

It has come to my attention that many episodes, such as Girl in the Fireplace, include questionable use of screenshots. If you see an image that appears to fail WP:NFCC, please nominate it for discussion. Thank you. –LaundryPizza03 (d) 18:08, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

I think a lot of images (like the articles themselves) were done pre current regulations, and have just not been updated. Having said that, this particular image is not the best that could be used for girl in the fireplace. 2A02:C7D:159:6A00:F51B:A180:B755:E5D3 (talk) 22:30, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:35, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

FLRC notification[edit]

I have nominated List of Doctor Who episodes (2005–present) for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Giants2008 (Talk) 00:41, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Segun Akinola[edit]

This is just a notice that there is a draft for Segun Akinola at Draft:Segun Akinola until such a time that it is ready for inclusion in the mainspace. All are welcome to come help nurture the article's development there. -- AlexTW 16:18, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

William Hartnell difficulties[edit]

Is this WP:UNDUE? Maybe the whole paragraph should be cut right back. --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 09:48, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

More like GNDN. I think it should be struck. Sprite96 (talk) 00:29, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

US airing of Shada[edit]

BBC America aired the reconstruction of Shada (Doctor Who) on Thursday July 19. We need to form a WP:CONSENSUS on how this is to be handled in the article. For me this is not a broadcast of the original episodes since they were never completed so it doesn't belong in the infobox or the opening sentence. The later mention in the lead is fine as is the mention of the broadcast in the article. I just feel that this reconstruction is a different item from the original planned serial. For one thing it is not broken into six parts. There are also changes to the planned story including the fact that prisoners were to include an Ice Warrior and a Zygon. These are just my thoughts (and I my be off base in them) and input from the rest of you will be necessary to shape the info in the article. Thanks ahead of time for your input. MarnetteD|Talk 00:24, 21 July 2018 (UTC)