This is a Safe, Inclusive Space for Discussion about Doctor Who

Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public place, or your friends and family. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share opinions, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

Below are guidelines for our community and to keep this a kind, friendly place for civilized, respectful discussion.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always adding something positive to the discussion, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Spend time browsing the topics here before replying or starting your own, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.

Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond by disagreeing. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Personal attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction
  • Any form of discriminatory language or viewpoint

Instead, share your thoughts in a respectful manner which remembers there is always a human being on the other end of the conversation.

Every part of the Whoniverse has someone who enjoys it. Criticism is welcomed where it is balanced. Humour is encouraged where it is respectful. The bottom line is to respect everyone’s differing points of view and to apologise if things go wrong.

Your Participation Counts

The forum provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, watching, muting and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.


Please use the Blur Spoiler function when discussing stories plots and surprises – especially new releases. If you are unsure if something qualifies as a spoiler, err on the side of caution and blur it. There is no time limit on spoilers so always assume there may be someone reading the thread who has not seen the story you are discussing.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behaviour, don’t reply. Replying encourages bad behaviour by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

Always Be Civil

Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things.

If you make a mistake or upset another poster – apologise.

This is an open forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends. Do not post anything potentially libellous.

Keep It Tidy

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category; please read the category definitions.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

Posting of Copyright Material

Please do not post links to copyright material which would be deemed as piracy. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

When posting creative works such as fan art, fiction and videos, not created by you, please consider mentioning the original source.

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