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somebody keeps deleting names of valid members...

Because they aren't valid members - as well you know. Marwood 10:25, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I have read on the net that those 2 had found lost/wiped episodes and returned them to the Restoration Team
One thing, they haven't. Secondly, even if they have - that doesn't make them members of the team. Marwood 13:24, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry about copy editing - I was just trying to expand it and couldn't think of better wasys to put ceratin things. I haven't been on wikipedia very long so I guess I'm not that experienced. Thanks for wikifying it though :).

--bjwebb 16:15, 16 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries, mate. I've also learnt the intricacies of Wikipedia and its style through others' correcting of my writing, and I never meant it in a negative way! Edit on! Dewet 17:04, 16 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link to list of edits[edit]

I support the anonymous editor who reverted the removal of the link to the list of edits. The wiki in question is not open, but instead is a collaborative effort by members of the forum in question. Guyal of Sfere (talk) 09:19, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you also support their vandalism to the article? From what I can gather, anyone can sign up to that site and then edit the associated wiki, which doesn't exactly make it much different to one which non-registered users can edit. There is no evidence that the forum members have any expertise which puts them in the category of "Sites which fail to meet criteria for reliable sources yet still contain information about the subject of the article from knowledgeable sources." Indeed, judging by the forum threads, some members of that wiki indulge in unsupported speculation and borderline libel; given that this article covers information about the activities of living people, there are clear BLP issues. It's certainly not the kind of site Wikipedia ought to be supporting by linking to it. The Parting Glass (talk) 10:32, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By the way, if you have a conflict of interest regarding this site, please do declare it now. The Parting Glass (talk) 10:47, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is not an open wiki, and what the contributors may or may not have said elsewhere is totally irrelevant. The content of the article is entirely factual and relevant.

And perhaps you'd care to declare your links, if any, to the RT?

Guyal of Sfere (talk) 12:09, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

None at all, Pex(?). Although I can't speak for any other editors. The Parting Glass (talk) 12:20, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Whether the content of the wiki (which I haven't read) is factual or not is irrelevant. The criteria for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth. If you can't verify with reliable sources then, true or not, it's not welcome in Wikipedia. Marwood (talk) 10:06, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Third opinion?[edit]

Right, this could go back and forth ad nauseam. Should we go to Wikipedia:Third opinion on this? The Parting Glass (talk) 12:27, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


That would be acceptable to me certainly. I don't represent any other editors anonymous or otherwise. Guyal of Sfere (talk) 13:54, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've listed it.[1] If there's anything you think ought to be added, feel free to expand the entry (although actual discussion of pros and cons should remain here). The Parting Glass (talk) 14:03, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My two penny'th...[edit]

There seem to be two aspects to this, firstly the link to the "List of changes and modifications made to Doctor Who serials on DVD," and secondly the supposed "controversy" relating to Peter Finklestone. The latter I removed myself in November last year because - as stated - it doesn't actually have anything to do with the work of the RT. The list, on the other hand, does have a degree of merit in and of itself, but it is linked with a forum that is very critical of the RT, which questions the motivation behind it (the list). It seems that both matters are being used collectively as sticks to beat the RT with. The issue of changes made by the RT to certain DVD releases is certainly an important one, but I think we should find a more neutral source to cite.

As to declaring interests, I "vaguely know" two members of the RT (neither of whom are Finklestone), although I haven't seen them "in real life" for around ten years, and have only very sporadic online contact with either. I could probably walk past them in the street without recognising them. Nick Cooper (talk) 14:45, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What would your opinion be if the exact same list of edits and comments was sited somewhere else? I don't see how it can be regarded as biased in itself (and I was not a contributor). Indeed the numerous references in it to 'cleanup' and 'restoration' could be regarded as pro-RT. Guyal of Sfere (talk) 15:25, 12 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would turn that around with a more extreme but similar scenario: would we link to a list of statistics of deaths at Nazi concentration camps on a neo-Nazi website, even if it was factually correct? Context is everything. If the same information exists on a more neutral site, we can link to that, but as Marwood notes above, if the information doesn't exist anywhere else, we can't verify it and so can't include it. Nick Cooper (talk) 12:39, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Athaenara delisted our request for a third opinion with the edit summary "Nick Cooper gave 3rd opinion on Talk:Doctor Who Restoration Team#Link to list of edits".[2] Technically, NC doesn't count as a neutral party because he's edited the article previously, but we can't relist it at that page because there are way more than two editors involved now. Do the various editors involved here accept that there is a consensus not to include this link, or do we have to start looking for outside commentary again? The Parting Glass (talk) 17:24, 18 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can see what Nick's getting at, but his analogy only really works if the neo-Nazi website is the only source of concentration camp death statistics, which of course it wouldn't be. The facts in the wiki article can be verified by anyone who compares the VHS and DVD versions. I also think that weight should be given to the fact that the link was on this page for months without any complaint, only to be suddenly deleted as soon as it was mentioned on the Anorak Zone forum: that doesn't suggest to me that objective consideration was really the reason for removing it.
I think the link should be restored, or the 'disputed' notice retained. Guyal of Sfere (talk) 09:29, 21 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That particular tag is for stuff listed at WP:Third opinion. If we're still in dispute, then WP:Dispute resolution's suggested options include:
The Parting Glass 10:31, 21 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think the Request for comment would be the appropriate action. Please don't keep on editing my talk posts. Guyal of Sfere (talk) 13:37, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I indented your comment for ease of reading (see Wikipedia:Talk_page_guidelines#Layout). Perhaps you'll handle this yourself from now on? – The Parting Glass 13:55, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If this was the main article, that would be quite proper. Discussion pages on the other hand are quite another matter. No face-to-face discussion could proceed if the participants kept 'correcting' each other's contributions. Guyal of Sfere (talk) 14:04, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
*shrug* Mountain-molehill. Anyhow, the RFC section has been started and we now await a bot to complete its listing. – The Parting Glass 14:11, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

External link to wiki[edit]

The link in question is [3]. The wiki has 222 total users, the page has 4 unique contributors. This would probably fail to meet the criteria at WP:EL. However I think the material is relevant and useful, and probably verifiable given VHS/DVD inspection and whatever the source for "Restoration Notes" is. Perhaps move the material to Wikipedia, where it can be judged on it's own worth rather than by its location? I direct import would likely be deleted, work should be put in to identify the sources and properly cite the material. –OrangeDog (talkedits) 18:59, 20 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the article summary a word for word copyvio from the RT website? --ThePaintedOne (talk) 18:53, 31 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Optional CGI[edit]

Worth mentioning the optional CGI effects replacement on some DVDs?


Why are both Finklestone and Crocker listed as names? Surely it should be one or the other. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:48, 2 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Since lots of people with widely different last names have the first name Peter it is hard to decipher what you are asking about. MarnetteD | Talk 00:01, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They're the same person. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:18, 8 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you provide a reliable source for that? DonQuixote (talk) 00:46, 8 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Huh? I was under the impression it was common knowledge?!? He changed his name, moved to Ruislip, and is now something in the music biz (talk) 19:59, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unless you can prove otherwise by, amongst other things, citing a reliable source, you're wrong on all accounts. DonQuixote (talk) 23:13, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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