Welcome to Doctor Who Answers!Edit
Welcome to Doctor Who Answers, BroadcastCorp. Thanks for contributing! We ask all new users to please read our policies before editing so as to avoid any problems. We hope you join in and ask or answer some more questions. You can find the new questions on the Activity Feed page. Why not edit your profile and tell us more about yourself? If you need any help, have a look at Help:Wikianswers. -- The Thirteenth Doctor (Talk) 08:28, May 14, 2011
nah i just made the dump b/c at the time there was no way to delete questions and moving them to the forum was the best way to discourage the spammers. An Alex Cross Joint 18:26, August 12, 2011 (UTC)
It looks like you were given admin rights about 3 weeks ago by The thirteenth Doctor; in order to adopt the wiki he would need to be inactive for 60 days. However all bureaucrat rights add is the ability to give rights to other users; they don't give any other tools to run the wiki. You can ask him, or when he has been inactive for 60 days you can put in a request on the adoptions page. -- Wendy (talk) 04:21, August 15, 2011 (UTC)
Like Wendy has said, the Bureaucrat rights only lets you give other users rights, but since you'll be here more often than I will, you'll see which users might be best suited to be granted administrative powers, so I've given you bureaucrat rights. The Thirteenth Doctor 14:44, August 21, 2011 (UTC)
Should I have replied to your question about my promotion here and not on *MY* talk page?Startrekandmore 00:02, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I shall be treading lightly while I'm getting my feet wet, so to speakStartrekandmore 20:58, August 26, 2011 (UTC)
Right changes Edit
I don't think I was unable to handle my role as an admin. Was I doing something wrong or what have you? I try not to be too zealous with the delete button. I tend to reserve my snark for the summary and not in the edits. And if you're going to reduce my status could you fix my talk page I can't edit my own page because I don't have permission. An Alex Cross Joint 16:28, August 22, 2011 (UTC)
Problems with your welcome message Edit
So, you welcomed me to your wiki three years after I joined it. Something's clearly wrong with your welcome message settings. You need to set it to welcome only new users. Or you need to change the language of the message so it apologises for not having said "hello" before. It's ridiculous, though, to get a message welcoming me as a "new user" when I've been here longer than the person whose signature appears on the welcome message! —CzechOut 16:34, September 3, 2011 (UTC)
- Dude, I'm just trying to help you make your site better. Chill. I have been a member here since 2008, according to my user masthead. it's completely insensible for me to get a "welcome" message in 2011. I'm offering you a way to improve your site. You should take it in the spirit in which it's offered. This isn't about "your rules" or policy; it's about common sense, and whether your users understand your automatic messages. If you don't want to alter anything in response to my message, fine. I was just sending you what amounts to a bug report, because you claim to be this wiki's IT admin. CzechOut17:28:42 Sat 03 Sep 2011
Welcome message fault Edit
Hey Broadcast, I just wanted to notify you of a problem I found with the welcome message. I received one yesterday despite the fact I joined in 2008, even before the person who's signature appears on the message. Just though you might want to get it sorted.--User:Skittles the hog
Let me get this straight —and you'll have to forgive me if my typing goes wonky because I'm literally laughing out loud over here. You've spent the last few days complaining to people about how I'm cold and intimidating and scary; you've delighted in trying to find loopholes in everything I and Tangerineduel havebeen trying to patiently explain to you at w:c:tardis; you've treated a completely reasonable bug report on this wiki as if it were an attempt at usurping your authority— and yet you want my help now?
Well, provided I can pick my jaw up off the damn floor, I'd say that my advice would be to go to wikipedia or wikia central and look up some basic rules of ettiquette for admin. Skittles is behaving in a completely understandable, if admittedly gleefully childish, way in response to your attitude. You invite this sorta thing. It's no wonder that your user name has been vandalised much more dramatically than Skittles ever thought about doing on this wiki. Your statements on this wiki make you seem Napoleonesque — a tin pot dictator with delusions of grandeur. Your blocking policy is so atrociously amateurish that it invites people to have a go at you. That thing you wrote on Darrendw's page on our wiki yesterday likewise made you seem like a right patronising bastard. Getting mad at Skittles is rather like being angry at a dog for biting you after you've repeatedly beaten him. Any time you have a problem user, you have to ask yourself whether it could possibly be something that you've done which is creating this behavior. And looking at the nature of Skittles offences here, it's very clear that they are a running commentary upon things you are doing. They aren't random profanity. They aren't the dictionary definition of vandalism. They are acts of political protest.
See, I hate to say it, but your statements on this wiki prove that you simply do not currently have the temperament to be in a position of authority over anyone. Your random demotion of Alex Cross — a guy who's been here longer than you and has 5x as many contributions as you —is one of the most blatant abuses of power I've ever seen in my near-decade of wiki editing. Your attempt to adopt the wiki after its main bureaucrat was absent for a mere few weeks was a power grab done in appallingly poor taste. You really need to get it through your head that you are not any special "talent", that you are not "cock of the walk", that you are not deserving of any special treatment. Only then might people actually respect you. When you can at last appreciate the notion that wikis are not owned by individuals, when you can learn how to use language in a helpful rather than condescending way, when you can get out of the cycle of deliberately crossing the line and thinking that an apology will excuse your behavior — only then might you avoid the unpleasantries your user history shows you've faced on this wiki.
In short, you're acting like a king when really you should behave as a steward. Kings attract political enemies; stewards are generally seen as useful caretakers who operate beneath the surface without attracting attention — or bile. Skittles' behavior is, quite simply, your fault. CzechOut 13:19, September 4, 2011 (UTC)