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Forum Timeline

Postby DuskToDawn » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:54 pm

It returns! For newcomers, some users essentially constructed a timeline of the forum a little less than a decade ago to track major events. Nowadays, I and a few others are the humble watchers of the almighty timeline.

Any further posts should generally be to propose new events to add. Opinions, comments, et. al. are also welcome.

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2007

• The first forum is created. It's somewhat buggy, and hosted on a site with far too many ads and spam.

2008

• The first forum is removed due to the aforementioned bugginess, ads and spam.

2009

• The second forum is created. It uses the design known and loved today. Audrey2 is the first member.

• The rise of dalekbuster (and his twenty-one alternate accounts) begins.

September 8: The Edward E rumours (naked Captain Jacks and Lazlos galore) begin.

• The attack of the grammar-obsessed Andrew Marr fanboy known as doomint begins.

December 25: The DW2012 insanity march, complete with DW2012 quoting fake laws, begins to play out.

• The reign of doctordonna begins.

• Harold Saxon is demodded for reasons unknown.

• DWT.N comes under attack from a porn spambot.

• The reign of DoctorDonna comes to a close, followed by the beginning of the house of Tyler.

• At some point in late 2009/early 2010, Vending Machine starts posting unconfirmed figure releases, and ends up getting several of them right. He's eventually wiped from the forum, with his account deleted and his posts removed.

2010

• In the wake of the VM incident, THESPY joins,does exactly what Vending Machine did and is banned.

• The scamming of 11thdoctor23/Innes Skene, one of the great forum dramas, begins at some point in 2010.

May 25: The multi-author fanfic concept of "Kashmir" is created by DukeNukem 2417.

July: CardClashersHub begins to cause trouble around this time and is eventually banned.

September: The "Last Great Flame War" occurs, and nobody remembers what caused it; DukeNukem 2417 is demodded afterward due to an admittedly stupid decision regarding the unlocking of General Chat.

November: Innes Skene is caught by Bowtiesarecool with help from the police.

December 25: Innes Skene comes back as Dream Lord, trying to play a "game" with the forum similar to his namesake; his identity (predictably) revealed by the mods, Dream Lord is banned on Christmas Day 2010- a year after DW2012's ban.

December 28: Umbridge comes to review DWT.N and deliberately gives the site a bad write-up; Umbridge turns out to be banned member Scarywood.

• The first-ever forum awards are held.

2011

• CCH, taking a page from dalekbuster's book, comes back as several alts over the course of 2011 and is banned.

• Nightmare, the innovative forum game created by The Oncoming Storm, begins.

• TheCreator incident occurs.

• theworldiscool (another CardClashersHub alt) joins, spams and is banned.

• The Doctor Who Toys Cafe is made.

• 11thtimelorddoctor spams and offends many people, before coming back as the12thdoctor.

• 11TD and T12D are banned.

• The DWT Cafe is moved into Fan Fiction with Drsuperwho creating it, with the new team of Drsuperwho, Pandorica, Who on Earth, DOCTORWHOFAN77 and Goldsupremedalek.

• Nightmare returns for Series 2.

• Innes Skene comes back as KeytoTime, with the usual shennanigans following suit.

• Everyone is strangely unbanned; the unbanned members are quickly rebanned shortly after.

• Following the unban/reban incident, KeytoTime is banned.

• The Oncoming Storm leaves for the first time.

• TARDIS Matrix is created.

• The second and perhaps last Series of DWT.N Cafe begins.

• The news of Elisabeth Sladen's death leads many long-gone forum members to return briefly and mourn her passing.

• Pandorica leaves....for the first time.

• The Forum Apprentice is created, stopped because of arguing and then restarted again.

• drwhotoys and GenosideDalek have their 'battle'.

• DukeNukem 2417 signs on to write for two different fanfic series while working on Kashmir 2, in an unprecedented effort to add continuity to DWT.N fanfics; the result doesn't quite pan out the way DN2417 intended.

• The hath57 and Tardisboy987 Lego/CB printouts debate (or is it debacle?) occurs.

• Innes Skene returns (again) as MegaDreamLord and is subsequently banned again.

• drwhotoys takes over DWT.Net magazine after GenosideDalek leaves.

August 21: TheNextCompanion is banned for insulting homosexuals, among other offensive comments aimed at members of the forum.

• Tardisboy987 returns with a supposed Copyright notice on his CB templates.

• 'The Game' arrives on the Forum.

• The Mods get strict but fair about arguments.

• TD888 does some super cool undercover work; GenosideDalek is perma-banned for the [not-so] final time.

• The Oncoming Storm returns full time.

• Thedoctor888 calms everyone down after a massive argument between The Headless Monk [formerly Genoside Dalek] and Davros5ComesBack.

• Mr Kavorian reveals he is Cult of Mondas/TheCreator and is allowed to stay - however, he is later banned for spamming and rudeness.

• Innes Skene makes ANOTHER alt, with predictable results.

• Genoside Dalek comes back with another alt (AmyPond).

• The Oncoming Storm is banned and his account is de-activated (Cyberman incident).

• October: A mysterious Lurker threatens the forum- PJD, a notorious troll originally from Whovians Create.

• A.U.T.O.N is The Oncoming Storm and says the mods said the account was 'okay whilst he sorts out stuff out'.

• BoltOf3 brings back the concept of the PM Buddies and gets together a very nice team of members.

• drwhotoys announces a new revamp of the cafe, featuring new cast members.

• The Oncoming Storm finally returns in a new account retaining his original title, but is banned soon afterwards.

October 31: Hath57 hosts a Halloween Party.

• Henry's Dalek is banned for being an alt of The Oncoming Storm.

• The Oncoming Storm is allowed back under his original username, as is GenosideDalek.

• TSU invents the Member of the Week concept.

• Binary Function is banned for a week for trolling the forum (which Detective Underbelly asked him to do).

• Detective Underbelly turns over a new leaf on the forum.

• KarenGillanFan (GenosideDalek) devises a new scheme which goes down the toilet.

December 17: A member who was around from October 2010 "returns" on December 17, 2011, and their username is theworldiscool backwards; the Oncoming Storm goes undercover and finds that TWIC has another account on the forum. A team of members join together to solve the loocsidlroweht mystery.

• Dalek Sec and Camper Who are suspected of being TWIC, but both turn out to be innocent of the charge.

December 18: The members involved in solving the TWIC mystery form a Forum Senate on December 18, 2011, where things will be discussed for the good of the forum.

• The Forum Senate discuss the matter of sections. This doesn't end well.

• The Forum Senate join the United Forum Orginisation though the forum itself does not. This doesn't end well.

• The Senate helps bring peace between WhoviansCreate (another forum) and DWT.N. This doesn't end well.

December 20: After much controversy and debate, the Senate is dissolved on December 20, becoming a footnote in Forum history.

• Sometime around this period, new sections arrive like Music and Appreciation threads, TV and Movie and Games and Gaming. This clears General Chat out and does, in fact, end well.

• Innes Skene, the controversial scammer, comes back as OptimusPrime; Innes/OptimusPrime tries to make everybody feel sorry for him which proves successful....briefly.

• BAXI 3719 provides a heartfelt apology.

• In the wake of Innes Skene/OptimusPrime's latest comeback, the banning debate begins.

December 24-25: A group of members entertain the possibility of letting banned members back for Christmas. This doesn't end well.

• Either as a result of this or for entirely different reasons, a number of members leave.

2012

• Davros5ComesBack is banned for being disrespectful towards the Mods. He returns shortly afterwards.

• iknownewdoctorwhotoys causes havoc in the Fan Fiction section, leading to cancellation of 'The Adventures of Mr. Dalek' (amongst homework-related issues), but the series is then restarted due to positive comments.

• The timeline is shortened due to some forum members removing the bits they don't want to remember.

• Starbuck restores the timeline due to a few complaints and a personal opinion that this forum should not become like China (i.e censoring some bits of history because they don't like it).

• The word M A R C U S is filtered to 'the site management'. (The aforementioned censored word being the name of this very forum's creator)

• drwhotoys claims he wants to 'burn Starbuck at the stake'...but not really.

• Davros5ComesBack and DukeNukem2417 argue about copying Kashmir; the former is permanently banned after being consistently rude to the moderators, and KarenGillanFan provides evidence from Facebook of D5CB's lies.

• Forum magazine'The TARDIS Monitor' is resurrected with members Hath57 & iknownewdrwhotoys as editors.

• Nina Toussaint-White and Frazer Hines agree to fill in a questionnaire for 'The TARDIS Monitor'. A surprise guest also confirms that they will fill one out.

• TV21_Dalek makes a thread with a suggestion for the forum, which soon turns into a mess of pointless bickering.

• The 'Member of the Week' awards return.

• The Storage Unit goes on a rampage in the Olympics thread and is subsequently banned for a week.

• Someone hacks into drwhotoys's account and the "BORAD Conspiracy" comes about.

• Kim/Starbuck leaves the forum, for reasons later revealed to the public - a massive loss to the forum.

• MarthaJonesFan, Thedoctor888 and Bowtiesarecool manage to discover TNC's latest alt.

• Davros5ComesBack returns in a very obvious username and is tricked by Thedoctor888 into making a confession - resulting in the former being banned again.

• The "How high can we count before a Mod posts?" thread manages to count to 100 with the help of Nimon, KarenGillanFan, Tardis Stowaway, TheDoctor88 (not to be confused with former moderator and Hugh Laurie fan Thedoctor888) and foxster1307.

• New Smilies are added, with help from members and mods and a vote takes place to determine which ones will be added.

• Certain forum members create 'II' accounts and are welcomed back to the forum.

• Somewhere around this time the 'Four Word Story' thread celebrates 500 pages.

• Popular Fanfic 'Eternity' confirms a second series while 'Primeval Stories', 'Hyperion' and 'Torchwood Stories' return.

• The 'Meet Ups/Tom Daley/Cats/Dogs/i don't know anymore/random gifs/anything you want ect...' thread is resurrected and starts doing themed days.

• The previously dormant 'Downloads Section' is finally posted in again for a brief while, before slipping off the radar again.

December: Under the control of KarenGillanFan the Advent Calendar is begun for another Christmas period of 2012; highlights include the three-part Doctor Who: Eternity Christmas special and the long-awaited finale to Kashmir II, which had languished in development hell for well over two years.

2013

• There's a rise in Forum Based fanfics---including Dalek Sec's "The Forum's Darkest Hour" and DukeNukem 2417's "DWT.N: Through the Fire and Flames"---as the Fan Fiction section continues to grow. A sequel to 'The Forum's Darkest Hour' is announced shortly after the succes of the original.

• The 'What made you Smile Today?' and 'What made you Frown Today?' threads continue to be a success as many old threads crop up again.

• The Forum Adventures Christmas Special airs as part of the Advent Calendar.

• Pandorica returns from the depths of what is only known as "Internet Hell".

• DOCTORWHOFAN77 appears “out of flipping nowhere” and returns to the forum after a prolonged sabbatical.

• Drwhotoys releases his Storybook, and the fandom rejoices.

• New members, MistaDoctah, TheDarkDoctor and thesonicscrew join and "introduce themselves" to the forum.

• TheSonicScrew tries to change the forum, letting all hell break loose and causing arguments in the process. He is consequently banned.

• DetectiveUnderbelly lives up to his name and becomes a detective as he tries to root out TheSonicScrew's causes for his behaviour.

• TheSonicScrew becomes hostile and is banned twice more, then allowed back.

• An argument between KarenGillanFan and DukeNukem 2417 over the mention of characters and events from KGF's "Malkovec" in one of Duke's fanfics leads Duke to cancel "Countdown to Oblivion", the lead-in to Kashmir III.

• KarenGillanFan is banned from the forum---permanently, this time---leaving his Malkovec project unfinished.

• 2nd gen Mods leave ther positions- goodbye, TheDoctor888 (Alex), Starbuck (Kim) and Bowtiesarecool (Will). A sad day for the forum, but we all wish them good luck. Van Statten leaves as well, after suffering a massive personal loss.

• 3rd Gen Moderators arise: Melkur, Nimon and ROD is Neonwolf.

• IKNDWT's.2 mediates a fight between MistaDoctah and The Oncoming Storm.

• Tensions continue between The Oncoming Storm and MistaDoctah and TheSonicScrew, TSS subsequently apologises.

• Ianotimelord leaves the forum after four years amidst controversy regarding the recently-banned KGF.

• SilverNightmareCybie and Kovarian, two 'new' members, spam every section of the forum with an image claiming "DWT.N, we [poop] at thee" (original word censored to avoid offending anyone).

• Person(s) known to the Dark Doctor set up a short-lived parody of the forum named doctorwhotwits.net, featuring offensive parodies of a multitude of members and ex-members. After 20 hours online, the forum is shut down.

• Zygon231163, yet another mysterious troll, crops up. He is served a 24 hour ban whilst mods deal with the situation regarding the trolls.

• Two former members, Drsuperwho and virtualdalek, return to the forum, sparking something of a forum renaissance.

• TheSonicScrew is banned, but it's revealed by DetectiveUnderbelly that he was a sort of bait to weed out truly malicious trolls; DU adds that he expects a more malicious breed of troll to join eventually, but the mods stand by their decision.

• After declaring his departure from the forum, DetectiveUnderbelly returns and, with the help of the storage unit and MonksAren'Cool launch an all out trolling spree, to the dissatisfaction of many members of the forum. On the same evening, BlueBrickTARDIS is unmasked as Scarywood a.k.a. Umbridge.

• A new area crops up, Ideas and Suggestions.

• On the evening of Matt Smith's departure as the Doctor, Last0fthetimel0rds and Pandorica, two forum veterans, leave after three years; Pandorica promises to finish his chapter for Kashmir III despite leaving.

• RoseTyler announces that he will depart the forum in coming days, killing the forum renaissance further; Generation 1 members have now largely 'died out'.

• goombaartist alters his account to look like that of bad geminton and poses as him, claiming he's been hacked and most of his posts from the past year were made by the hacker. Some forum members smell a rat; bad geminton later returns under his own account claiming that goombaartist tried to pose as him as retaliation for a row on FaceBook.

• Doctor Who: Eternity is cancelled by its creator, Tardis Stowaway; DukeNukem 2417 announces that he may pick up KarenGillanFan's unfinished Malkovec project after Kashmir III is complete.

• MarthaJonesFan brings the long-running Primeval Stories fanfic series to an end after two years.

June 25: Due to server issues, the DWT.N forum goes offline, redirecting to the website diggertoys.co.uk at one point; the main site stays up during this time, but the forum itself remains inaccessible.

June 28: The DWT.N forum is “reset” due to the original hosting server losing the backup data for the old forum. Members are required to re-register, and entire sections of the forum (including Fan Fiction, Downloads, Music and Appreciation Threads and even the Series 1-7 threads for figures) are lost.

• A topic is formed in the "Stuff, etc." area of the new General Chat section, asking members to vote on whether or not the site should be restored from the original database, or the new forum should continue as is; due to the overwhelming turnout of votes for the latter option, The Oncoming Storm announces his departure form the forum after over four years of membership, with Paltalkjr leaving later that day.

• The ongoing debate over how to bring back the original DWT.N forum takes an interesting turn, as Doctorwhotoys announces the decision to create a "legacy forum" using the data recovered from the original site. The Oncoming Storm returns to the forum in support of this idea.

June 29: The Dark Doctor/SilverNightmareCybie/The Storage Unit/the muppets (the original name has since been added to the site profanity filter)/Pink Dalek returns to troll the forum, resulting in the re-moderation of DukeNukem 2417 and TDD/SNC/TSU/C/PD getting banned. Another troll, "Spiderman", is also banned.

June 29: A forum member posing as DetectiveUnderbelly challenges the forum to guess his identity; DukeNukem 2417 issues "DU" a warning to identify himself in 24 hours or be permabanned.

June 29: DukeNukem 2417's account is hacked, and a mass permaban is issued; Duke's account is deactivated while the mod team sorts out the issue.

June 29: DWT gains a new forum logo made by BoltofPertwee and DukeNukem2417 returns to the forum, although his mod status isn't reinstated (yet).

• Dalekbuster and Edward E return to the forum, just as a "fresh new start" policy is announced that effectively absolves members of the old forum of any misdeeds they may have done during that time.

• As a result of DukeNukem 2417's de-modding, the first-ever moderator elections are held, with the forum choosing BoltofPertwee as their new moderator.

• Davros_Daleks starts the Forum Boardroom game, a callback to the Forum Apprentice game created by Davros5ComesBack.

• The "What Has Made You Smile/Laugh/Frown" threads return, as does the "What Song Are You Listening To" thread.

• Real Storage Unit, after returning to the forum to claim that The Dark Doctor had used his original name during the June 29 trolling incident, accuses new member porcelaingirl of being an alt of DukeNukem 2417; porcelaingirl proves that she isn’t an alt and RSU is given a warning, only to be banned for 3 days for provoking DukeNukem2417.

• A new ranking system, represented by TARDISes, is instituted.

• Goombaartist returns to the forum again, this time disguised as notorious Red Letter Media reviewer Harry S. Plinkett; after receiving a 24-hour ban, he rewrites his signature to reveal his true identity.

• GoldSupremeDalek returns to the forum with his trademark brand of humor intact.

July 22: The "It's A Boy!" thread—created to discuss the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's child—is derailed by the returning Moctor Dho, whose own thread about his return is subsequently derailed by the returning DetectiveUnderbelly, who claims to represent the muppets. Moctor Dho, DetectiveUnderbelly and another muppets-affiliated forum member, tobago tardis, are permabanned for their actions.

• The Forum Boardroom is locked after a period of rowing, but unlocked shortly after.

August 1: TV21_Dalek---a veteran forum member---announces his departure from Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative and his potential decision to leave the forum. He eventually comes back.

• A new wave of forum trolls rises---and is subsequently struck down---in the wake of the announcement that the Twelfth Doctor will be played by Peter Capaldi; the name of the group the trolls claim affiliation with is later replaced with "the muppets" in the site's profanity filter.

• The Timeline of the Forum is locked due to arguing between DukeNukem 2417 and other forum members over Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative and alterations being made to the timeline to mock individual members.

September 4: Doctor Special---a spammer who told the forum he had a brain tumor and caused an argument in the “My Latest Video” thread---reveals himself to be The Sonic Screw. He is subsequently permabanned.

• With permission from a Moderator, DukeNukem 2417 reposts the Timeline of the Forum and adds a few new entries.

September: The Site Admin announces the appointments of four new Moderators---DukeNukem 2417, TV21_Dalek, NeonWolf and the Master---to be appointed in three month shifts starting in September 2013 with DukeNukem 2417's second reinstatement as a Moderator.

• To commemorate the recovery of two long-lost Second Doctor serials---The Web of Fear and The Enemy Of The World---DukeNukem 2417 re-posts the Second Doctor's chapter of the original Kashmir.

November 9: The starting date of Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative.

December 25: The 11th Doctor becomes the 12th Doctor; filming of series 8 starts.

2014

• One of the Moderators steps down due to personal reasons.

• Dalek007 finishes his dave the dalek and co fan fiction series.

April 1: The Timeline is updated again; edward e returns to the forum on “his birthday”.

• A mysterious spammer appears, notable for being the first in quite awhile. He is quickly dispatched by mods.

August: Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative languishes in development hell for almost a year before DukeNukem 2417 gets the idea to add “Unbound” Doctors to several chapters, thus revitalizing the project and bringing it back to life some time around August, 2014.

• Longtime member Odd Ood sells off his 5-inch collection on Ebay before leaving the forum (seemingly) for good. Although he does pop back in every once in awhile.

• Dovahkiin (formally Pandorica), another longtime member, also decides to leave after many years on the forum. Like Odd Ood, the addiction is seemingly yet to fully wear off and he still visits from time-to-time.

October: The official Kill The Moon Discussion Thread is dominated by a long-winded debate over whether or not Clara using the word 'bloody' in the episode was inappropriate. Was it a swear? The jury's still out on that one.

• The Smith Nebula leaves the forum, leaving DukeNukem 2417 in a panic as TSN's unfinished chapter of Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative also disappears. TV_21 is then asked to write a chapter.

• Due to requests that they be “merged”, DukeNukem 2417 loses several parts of the First Doctor's K:TOI chapter and part of the Seventh Doctor's chapter, with the whole thing rapidly becoming rather confusing.

• On the same day, IKNDWT.2 gets into a scrape in the 5” Figures area of the forum and is banned by NeonWolf for a week. He soon returns as an alt named 'Missy' (posing as his girlfriend and an employee of Al Dewar's), but is quickly unmasked by Canton The Third, given a stern telling off by NeonWolf and mocked by bad geminton.

• IKNDWT.2 returns to the forum, following the lifting of his ban. Trouble quickly ensures, with several old members returning to join an argument which spans multiple threads and topics. Eventually, the debate is put to rest and IKNDWT.2 promises to turn over a new leaf. This....doesn't end well, but more on that later.

• Shortly afterwards, a new member called 'MissyOfTheForum' joins. Several members quickly assume her to be the return of IKNDWT.2's maybe-girlfriend, maybe-alternate account (and at least one believes “her” to be long-missing former Moderator Harold Saxon), but IKNDWT.2 proves his innocence, leaving everyone at a loss as to the identity of the mysterious account. Eventually, after pages upon pages of pointless mind-games and general confusion, MissyOfTheForum is banned and the whole incident is largely forgotten about.

• In MissyOfTheForum's wake are several new accounts presumed to be trolls of her ilk. Nimon reassures the community that he can shut troll accounts as quickly as they're created, however, and as the weekend comes to an end the forum is quiet once more.

• TV21_Dalek is reinstated as a Moderator, quickly reining in arguments in the Doctor Who Chat area of the fourm regarding the character of the Master returning as a female.

• At his own request (mainly to sort out the problems with Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative chapter parts vanishing), DukeNukem2417 becomes Moderator of the Fanfic section and changes his avatar to John Constantine to celebrate.

• InnesSkene, the notorious scammer, makes a suspected-return to the forum after a long break under an alt. Despite his repeated assurance that he has no idea who Innes Skene is and claiming he's just here to have friendly discussions about Doctor Who, he starts to flood the forum with multiple duplicate threads. Eventually, he's banned.

• Newly-minted Fanfic Moderator DukeNukem 2417 cleans out the Fanfic section, paring down six pages to just four and taking “Requests” of which fics to delete.

• Another old member returns to the forum, under the name of Osdead. Though his/her identity goes unrevealed for a few days, Osdead makes it clear that he/she isn't a troll; eventually, Osdead is revealed to be The House of Tyler.

• For reasons known only to himself, IKNDWT.2 decides to bring back the idea of the Forum Newsletter; the thread for the newsletter quickly gets out of hand, but leads to a legitimate discussion of starting up a proper newsletter.

• In a misguided attempt to garner nostalgia for the pre-reset days, IKNDWT.2 starts what he calls a 'resurrection' period for the forum, in which old threads from the pre-reset are resurrected. This results in mixed feelings from the user base, quickly devolves into arguments and results in the mods and Admin being forced to shut down the 'resurrection' and lock multiple threads.

2015

• DukeNukem 2417 backs up the Timeline of the Forum in the event of future complications.

January: After repeated arguments with other forum members, including a row with new member/customizer WeDared, IKNDWT.2 is banned for the entire first month of 2015.

• A new breed of spambots, whose sole purpose involves copying text from existing posts and repasting it as a reply in the same thread, appears and is quashed in record time by the mods.

• Following a brief period of “psuedo-trolling” on the part of several forum members in General Chat and other areas of the forum, the “Wind/Pull Your Neck In” thread is started and locked as a rather bizarre response to a post from TV21_Dalek warning against spam and trolling.

• A new area of the forum, Promotions, is created to house....well, promotions for things ranging from fanvids to conventions. The “Fan Fiction Production Office” thread is eventually moved here, due to the fact that it is, by nature, a promotion for fanfiction projects.

• Following a series of incidents involving lying to the moderators, rowing with other members and generally failing to live up to the whole “turn over a new leaf” promise he made after the last incident, IKNDWT.2 is perma-banned from DWT.N, and his account name redirects to the “The requested user does not exist” page.

• After a few weeks of peace, IKNDWT.2 returns as IKNDWTS, claiming he was “framed”, that his ban was unnecessary, and promising that his girlfriend would rejoin the forum as Missy; shortly afterwards, he receives a week-long ban with the threat of another perma-ban in the wings if he acts out of line again.

• An argument between Davros_Daleks, IKNDWTS and Thesmithtnebula gets out of hand, forcing TV21_Dalek to issue a cool-down ban for all involved; TSN eventually apologizes, but Davros_Daleks refuses to apologize to IKNDWTS and requests that the latter stop posting in his threads to avoid further conflict...which ends about as predictably as one might expect.

• Shortly after the above incident, IKNDTWS responds to the arrival of two new forum members---Nigelfromspace and Haddock Retort---by repeatedly posting a remark about “this forum stinks” and “new troll smell”; CaptainJimiPie's attempts to intervene are ignored, and CJP's own long-winded post about the incident is deleted, while IKNDWTS' “new troll smell” remarks are allowed to be reposted repeatedly.

• After a few months of complaints and reports, IKNDWTS is permabanned.

• DukeNukem 2417 posts the finale of Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative, finally bringing an end to the trilogy he started in 2010.

August 18: On August 18, 2015, a forum update goes wrong due to software incompatabilities, and doctorwhotoys.net is reset for the second time since 2013, erasing all posts made since 2013 (including the rather sizeable Customs section and the just-completed Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative) and forcing members to re-register again. After an hour or so of rowing between old rivals, problems with forum features like PMing and avatars, and general growing pains, the “Mk III” incarnation of doctorwhotoys.net is up and running relatively smoothly. DukeNukem 2417 is reinstated as fanfiction moderator, with CaptainJimiPie given a “trial run” as moderator of the Customs area.

• One day after the second forum reset, a lone spambot (reportedly trying to sell copy machines) is noticed in the 3.75” Figures area and quickly dispatched. Later in the day, a “spambot invasion” occurs within the Doctor Who chat area. Thanks to the mods responding quickly, the spambots are culled before they can migrate to other areas of the forum; in honor of the mass spambot extermination, DukeNukem 2417 announces that Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative will be reposted, in its entirity, as a Christmas present to the forum in December.

• In the wake of the spambot “invasion” of the Doctor Who Chat area, Doctor What is appointed as moderator over that part of the forum. Another new moderator, porcelaingirl, is appointed to mod the General Chat area.

• Melkur, NeonWolf and TV21 (shorn of the “_Dalek” from his old username) return as Forum Moderators.

• CaptainJimiPie quickly establishes the law of the land in the Customs area after a minor row with IKNDWT.3 over a thread put up to showcase a custom of Bellatrix Lestrange's wand from the Harry Potter films; the thread is soon repurposed for a debate over whether or not separate threads should exist for forum members' Doctor Who customs and non-DW customs.

• The question of ranking members by post is reintroduced, and porcelaingirl starts a thread on the subject; the topic quickly gets derailed when IKNDWT.3 derides the idea.

• Similar to the forum rankings issue, the topic of a forum magazine/newsletter is raised in General Chat, with well-known forum member Davros_Daleks stepping up to open a thread on it; IKNDWT.3 starts a multi-thread row with D_D and attempts to start his own, off-forum fanzine before the moderators step in.

• Following the forum magazine/newsletter row, TV21 announces that, because of the rowing, there will not be a forum magazine/newsletter.

• Davros_Daleks posts that a YouTuber using the name “TWDNKI” has been posting extremely negative comments on his YouTube videos, similar to an earlier incident in which CaptainJimiPie's videos were berated by The Forum Batman (possibly an alt of the same user). Despite the fact that the YouTuber's name is simply IKNDWT spelled backwards, IKNDWT.3 maintains his innocence.

August 29: A troll account by the name of Dr Darkness posts a trollfic called “Straight Outta Gallifrey” in the fanfiction area, which is swiftly deleted. Dr Darkness is banned soon after.

• Shortly after the Dr Darkness incident, a massive influx of troll accounts are created by one user, who spams every area of the forum other than General Chat with an “agenda” regarding the lack of rules and corruption within the moderating team. The Fanfics, Customs and Doctor Who Chat areas of the forum are locked by their moderators, and General Chat is cleaned out with each “agenda” post being deleted mere seconds after posting. During the morning hours of August 30, over 50 troll accounts are banned/deleted by NeonWolf and TV21.

• In the days following the “troll purge”, the Timeline of the Forum is locked by porcelaingirl, then unlocked to allow an updated timeline to be posted. The updated version of the timeline is then quoted in full by IKNDWT.3, who edits several entries on the list to remove negative references to himself; the thread is locked again, and IKNDWT.3's posts are removed.

• porcelaingirl's thread on determining the future of the Timeline, by way of a vote, is nearly derailed by IKNDWT.3's constant berating of the idea. IKNDWT.3 repeatedly insists that “the timeline is for everyone”, despite having refused the advice of CaptainJimiPie to replace his own alterations with less self-serving ones. IKNDWT.3's outburst, as well as his bullying of other forum members (including Section Moderators), earns him a 24-hour ban. The option of having one forum member appointed as “keeper of the timeline” is overwhelmingly supported by DWT.N's membership, and a new thread is started to determine who will be the sole custodian of the Timeline.

September 2: IKNDWT.3—a day removed from his ban—posts a link in his signature that leads to the screengrabs of a Facebook chat between DukeNukem 2417 (whose FB page was under a different name, and whose page was set to “Private”) and bad geminton, before posting in the “What's made you FROWN today?” topic about “idiots”, adding “Check the link in my sig”. NeonWolf requests that the link be removed, but IKNDWT.3 refuses. No mention of where he obtained the screengrabs is made; IKNDWT.3 instead makes several disparaging remarks about the legitimacy of Duke's claim of being the “keeper” of the timeline.

September 3: The forum experiences several hours of downtime due to server maintenance, but is able to run itermittently during the course of the day. During these intermittent hours of forum functionality, a poll set up by IKNDWT.3 to determine the “Keeper of the Timeline” (featuring DukeNukem 2417, The-Artist-64 and IKNDWT.3 himself on the ballot) is mysteriously reset. Both DukeNukem 2417 and The-Artist-64 are not present to cast a vote. IKNDWT.3 is eventually given a two-week ban for his actions, as well as other infractions, though some accounts place him as posting on the forum later in the evening despite the ban.

September 4: The forum returns after almost half a day of “downtime” due to server maintenance. TV21 locks the Timeline of the Forum, saying that porcelaingirl can unlock the thread at her own discretion if she chooses to do so.

• The forum returns to full functionality, with the re-opened poll set up by IKNDWT.3 revealing that 93% of the vote for “Keeper of the Timeline” went to DukeNukem 2417. Despite having been issued a 2-week ban for his actions, IKNDWT.3 appears in General Chat to show support for another canditate for Keeper of the Timeline; the mods are alerted to his ban-evading, and find out that the forum maintenance temporarily undid the 2-week ban- which they quickly reinstate.

September 7: A new layout for the forum is revealed. Despite initial complaints that it doesn't look good on mobile phones, the new look is generally accepted by members of the forum.

September 17: The Timeline of the Forum is unlocked, with DukeNukem 2417 officially instated as its keeper; The-Artist-64 signs on as his apprentice.

September 26: The-Artist-64 reorganizes the timeline to make it smoother and easier to read.

November/December: The Videos & Promotion section returns to the forum.

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June 10: The forum returns after a transition to a new host.
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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby Thete » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:43 pm

I'm hurt. It seems I should have got myself banned to make forum history. :shock:

Still, I'm more hurt for The Wiremen, though. Arguably, the greatest, and most affordable, adversaries the 8th Dr ever met...how can anyone forget???

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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby DuskToDawn » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:40 am

Thete wrote:I'm hurt. It seems I should have got myself banned to make forum history. :shock:

Still, I'm more hurt for The Wiremen, though. Arguably, the greatest, and most affordable, adversaries the 8th Dr ever met...how can anyone forget???

Believe me, I was surprised at how dramatic the forum's history was myself. You would probably have to do some pretty crazy stuff to get on it. Apparently there was a time where everyone was adding minor events about themselves to it, and "it didn't end to well" to quote the timeline.

Very true! The Wiremen are perhaps the defining characteristic of this forum! How could I possibly forget? :lol:
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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby SarahJaneFan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:13 am

DuskToDawn wrote:
Thete wrote:I'm hurt. It seems I should have got myself banned to make forum history. :shock:

Still, I'm more hurt for The Wiremen, though. Arguably, the greatest, and most affordable, adversaries the 8th Dr ever met...how can anyone forget???

Believe me, I was surprised at how dramatic the forum's history was myself. You would probably have to do some pretty crazy stuff to get on it. Apparently there was a time where everyone was adding minor events about themselves to it, and "it didn't end to well" to quote the timeline.

Very true! The Wiremen are perhaps the defining characteristic of this forum! How could I possibly forget? :lol:


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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby Whovastron » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:11 pm

Okay I've been here 5 and a half years yet I have no idea what you're on about :lol:

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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby SarahJaneFan » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:03 pm

Whovastron wrote:Okay I've been here 5 and a half years yet I have no idea what you're on about :lol:

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I remember a joke about a "new collect and build monster" coming with the new figures, with a picture of the Wireman underneath. I've been here 3 years this month so it must have came up at some point while you were here.
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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby ObliviousPseudonym » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:02 pm

Wow, my word, what a history dudes, yeah. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby Galifreyan » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:44 pm

ObliviousPseudonym wrote:Wow, my word, what a history dudes, yeah. :lol: :lol:


Indeed :lol:
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Re: Forum Timeline

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2007

• The first forum is created. It's somewhat buggy, and hosted on a site with far too many ads and spam.

2008

• The first forum is removed due to the aforementioned bugginess, ads and spam.

2009

• The second forum is created. It uses the design known and loved today. Audrey2 is the first member.

• The rise of dalekbuster (and his twenty-one alternate accounts) begins.

September 8: The Edward E rumours (naked Captain Jacks and Lazlos galore) begin.

• The attack of the grammar-obsessed Andrew Marr fanboy known as doomint begins.

December 25: The DW2012 insanity march, complete with DW2012 quoting fake laws, begins to play out.

• The reign of doctordonna begins.

• Harold Saxon is demodded for reasons unknown.

• DWT.N comes under attack from a porn spambot.

• The reign of DoctorDonna comes to a close, followed by the beginning of the house of Tyler.

• At some point in late 2009/early 2010, Vending Machine starts posting unconfirmed figure releases, and ends up getting several of them right. He's eventually wiped from the forum, with his account deleted and his posts removed.

2010

• In the wake of the VM incident, THESPY joins,does exactly what Vending Machine did and is banned.

• The scamming of 11thdoctor23/Innes Skene, one of the great forum dramas, begins at some point in 2010.

May 25: The multi-author fanfic concept of Kashmir is created by DukeNukem 2417.

July: CardClashersHub begins to cause trouble around this time and is eventually banned.

September: The "Last Great Flame War" occurs, and nobody remembers what caused it; DukeNukem 2417 is demodded afterward due to an admittedly stupid decision regarding the unlocking of General Chat.

November: Innes Skene is caught by Bowtiesarecool with help from the police.

December 25: Innes Skene comes back as Dream Lord, trying to play a "game" with the forum similar to his namesake; his identity (predictably) revealed by the mods, Dream Lord is banned on Christmas Day 2010- a year after DW2012's ban.

December 28: Umbridge comes to review DWT.N and deliberately gives the site a bad write-up; Umbridge turns out to be banned member Scarywood.

• The first-ever forum awards are held.

2011

• CCH, taking a page from dalekbuster's book, comes back as several alts over the course of 2011 and is banned.

• Nightmare, the innovative forum game created by The Oncoming Storm, begins.

• TheCreator incident occurs.

• theworldiscool (another CardClashersHub alt) joins, spams and is banned.

• The Doctor Who Toys Cafe is made.

• 11thtimelorddoctor spams and offends many people, before coming back as the12thdoctor.

• 11TD and T12D are banned.

• The DWT Cafe is moved into Fan Fiction with Drsuperwho creating it, with the new team of Drsuperwho, Pandorica, Who on Earth, DOCTORWHOFAN77 and Goldsupremedalek.

• Nightmare returns for Series 2.

• Innes Skene comes back as KeytoTime, with the usual shennanigans following suit.

• Everyone is strangely unbanned; the unbanned members are quickly rebanned shortly after.

• Following the unban/reban incident, KeytoTime is banned.

• The Oncoming Storm leaves for the first time.

• TARDIS Matrix is created.

• The second and perhaps last Series of DWT.N Cafe begins.

• The news of Elisabeth Sladen's death leads many long-gone forum members to return briefly and mourn her passing.

• Pandorica leaves....for the first time.

• The Forum Apprentice is created, stopped because of arguing and then restarted again.

• drwhotoys and GenosideDalek have their 'battle'.

• DukeNukem 2417 signs on to write for two different fanfic series while working on Kashmir 2, in an unprecedented effort to add continuity to DWT.N fanfics; the result doesn't quite pan out the way DN2417 intended.

• The hath57 and Tardisboy987 Lego/CB printouts debate (or is it debacle?) occurs.

• Innes Skene returns (again) as MegaDreamLord and is subsequently banned again.

• drwhotoys takes over DWT.Net magazine after GenosideDalek leaves.

August 21: TheNextCompanion is banned for insulting homosexuals, among other offensive comments aimed at members of the forum.

• Tardisboy987 returns with a supposed Copyright notice on his CB templates.

• 'The Game' arrives on the Forum.

• The Mods get strict but fair about arguments.

• TD888 does some super cool undercover work; GenosideDalek is perma-banned for the [not-so] final time.

• The Oncoming Storm returns full time.

• Thedoctor888 calms everyone down after a massive argument between The Headless Monk [formerly Genoside Dalek] and Davros5ComesBack.

• Mr Kavorian reveals he is Cult of Mondas/TheCreator and is allowed to stay - however, he is later banned for spamming and rudeness.

• Innes Skene makes ANOTHER alt, with predictable results.

• Genoside Dalek comes back with another alt (AmyPond).

• The Oncoming Storm is banned and his account is de-activated (Cyberman incident).

• October: A mysterious Lurker threatens the forum- PJD, a notorious troll originally from Whovians Create.

• A.U.T.O.N is The Oncoming Storm and says the mods said the account was 'okay whilst he sorts out stuff out'.

• BoltOf3 brings back the concept of the PM Buddies and gets together a very nice team of members.

• drwhotoys announces a new revamp of the cafe, featuring new cast members.

• The Oncoming Storm finally returns in a new account retaining his original title, but is banned soon afterwards.

October 31: Hath57 hosts a Halloween Party.

• Henry's Dalek is banned for being an alt of The Oncoming Storm.

• The Oncoming Storm is allowed back under his original username, as is GenosideDalek.

• TSU invents the Member of the Week concept.

• Binary Function is banned for a week for trolling the forum (which Detective Underbelly asked him to do).

• Detective Underbelly turns over a new leaf on the forum.

• KarenGillanFan (GenosideDalek) devises a new scheme which goes down the toilet.

December 17: A member who was around from October 2010 "returns" on December 17, 2011, and their username is theworldiscool backwards; the Oncoming Storm goes undercover and finds that TWIC has another account on the forum. A team of members join together to solve the loocsidlroweht mystery.

• Dalek Sec and Camper Who are suspected of being TWIC, but both turn out to be innocent of the charge.

December 18: The members involved in solving the TWIC mystery form a Forum Senate on December 18, 2011, where things will be discussed for the good of the forum.

• The Forum Senate discuss the matter of sections. This doesn't end well.

• The Forum Senate join the United Forum Orginisation though the forum itself does not. This doesn't end well.

• The Senate helps bring peace between WhoviansCreate (another forum) and DWT.N. This doesn't end well.

December 20: After much controversy and debate, the Senate is dissolved on December 20, becoming a footnote in Forum history.

• Sometime around this period, new sections arrive like Music and Appreciation threads, TV and Movie and Games and Gaming. This clears General Chat out and does, in fact, end well.

• Innes Skene, the controversial scammer, comes back as OptimusPrime; Innes/OptimusPrime tries to make everybody feel sorry for him which proves successful....briefly.

• BAXI 3719 provides a heartfelt apology.

• In the wake of Innes Skene/OptimusPrime's latest comeback, the banning debate begins.

December 24-25: A group of members entertain the possibility of letting banned members back for Christmas. This doesn't end well.

• Either as a result of this or for entirely different reasons, a number of members leave.

2012

• Davros5ComesBack is banned for being disrespectful towards the Mods. He returns shortly afterwards.

• iknownewdoctorwhotoys causes havoc in the Fan Fiction section, leading to cancellation of 'The Adventures of Mr. Dalek' (amongst homework-related issues), but the series is then restarted due to positive comments.

• The timeline is shortened due to some forum members removing the bits they don't want to remember.

• Starbuck restores the timeline due to a few complaints and a personal opinion that this forum should not become like China (i.e censoring some bits of history because they don't like it).

• The word M A R C U S is filtered to 'the site management'. (The aforementioned censored word being the name of this very forum's creator)

• drwhotoys claims he wants to 'burn Starbuck at the stake'...but not really.

• Davros5ComesBack and DukeNukem2417 argue about copying Kashmir; the former is permanently banned after being consistently rude to the moderators, and KarenGillanFan provides evidence from Facebook of D5CB's lies.

• Forum magazine'The TARDIS Monitor' is resurrected with members Hath57 & iknownewdrwhotoys as editors.

• Nina Toussaint-White and Frazer Hines agree to fill in a questionnaire for 'The TARDIS Monitor'. A surprise guest also confirms that they will fill one out.

• TV21_Dalek makes a thread with a suggestion for the forum, which soon turns into a mess of pointless bickering.

• The 'Member of the Week' awards return.

• The Storage Unit goes on a rampage in the Olympics thread and is subsequently banned for a week.

• Someone hacks into drwhotoys's account and the "BORAD Conspiracy" comes about.

• Kim/Starbuck leaves the forum, for reasons later revealed to the public - a massive loss to the forum.

• MarthaJonesFan, Thedoctor888 and Bowtiesarecool manage to discover TNC's latest alt.

• Davros5ComesBack returns in a very obvious username and is tricked by Thedoctor888 into making a confession - resulting in the former being banned again.

• The "How high can we count before a Mod posts?" thread manages to count to 100 with the help of Nimon, KarenGillanFan, Tardis Stowaway, TheDoctor88 (not to be confused with former moderator and Hugh Laurie fan Thedoctor888) and foxster1307.

• New Smilies are added, with help from members and mods and a vote takes place to determine which ones will be added.

• Certain forum members create 'II' accounts and are welcomed back to the forum.

• Somewhere around this time the 'Four Word Story' thread celebrates 500 pages.

• Popular Fanfic 'Eternity' confirms a second series while 'Primeval Stories', 'Hyperion' and 'Torchwood Stories' return.

• The 'Meet Ups/Tom Daley/Cats/Dogs/i don't know anymore/random gifs/anything you want ect...' thread is resurrected and starts doing themed days.

• The previously dormant 'Downloads Section' is finally posted in again for a brief while, before slipping off the radar again.

December: Under the control of KarenGillanFan the Advent Calendar is begun for another Christmas period of 2012; highlights include the three-part Doctor Who: Eternity Christmas special and the long-awaited finale to Kashmir II, which had languished in development hell for well over two years.

2013

• There's a rise in Forum Based fanfics---including Dalek Sec's "The Forum's Darkest Hour" and DukeNukem 2417's "DWT.N: Through the Fire and Flames"---as the Fan Fiction section continues to grow. A sequel to 'The Forum's Darkest Hour' is announced shortly after the succes of the original.

• The 'What made you Smile Today?' and 'What made you Frown Today?' threads continue to be a success as many old threads crop up again.

• The Forum Adventures Christmas Special airs as part of the Advent Calendar.

• Pandorica returns from the depths of what is only known as "Internet Hell".

• DOCTORWHOFAN77 appears “out of flipping nowhere” and returns to the forum after a prolonged sabbatical.

• Drwhotoys releases his Storybook, and the fandom rejoices.

• New members, MistaDoctah, TheDarkDoctor and thesonicscrew join and "introduce themselves" to the forum.

• TheSonicScrew tries to change the forum, letting all hell break loose and causing arguments in the process. He is consequently banned.

• DetectiveUnderbelly lives up to his name and becomes a detective as he tries to root out TheSonicScrew's causes for his behaviour.

• TheSonicScrew becomes hostile and is banned twice more, then allowed back.

• An argument between KarenGillanFan and DukeNukem 2417 over the mention of characters and events from KGF's "Malkovec" in one of Duke's fanfics leads Duke to cancel "Countdown to Oblivion", the lead-in to Kashmir III.

• KarenGillanFan is banned from the forum---permanently, this time---leaving his Malkovec project unfinished.

• 2nd gen Mods leave ther positions- goodbye, TheDoctor888 (Alex), Starbuck (Kim) and Bowtiesarecool (Will). A sad day for the forum, but we all wish them good luck. Van Statten leaves as well, after suffering a massive personal loss.

• 3rd Gen Moderators arise: Melkur, Nimon and ROD is Neonwolf.

• IKNDWT's.2 mediates a fight between MistaDoctah and The Oncoming Storm.

• Tensions continue between The Oncoming Storm and MistaDoctah and TheSonicScrew, TSS subsequently apologises.

• Ianotimelord leaves the forum after four years amidst controversy regarding the recently-banned KGF.

• SilverNightmareCybie and Kovarian, two 'new' members, spam every section of the forum with an image claiming "DWT.N, we [poop] at thee" (original word censored to avoid offending anyone).

• Person(s) known to the Dark Doctor set up a short-lived parody of the forum named doctorwhotwits.net, featuring offensive parodies of a multitude of members and ex-members. After 20 hours online, the forum is shut down.

• Zygon231163, yet another mysterious troll, crops up. He is served a 24 hour ban whilst mods deal with the situation regarding the trolls.

• Two former members, Drsuperwho and virtualdalek, return to the forum, sparking something of a forum renaissance.

• TheSonicScrew is banned, but it's revealed by DetectiveUnderbelly that he was a sort of bait to weed out truly malicious trolls; DU adds that he expects a more malicious breed of troll to join eventually, but the mods stand by their decision.

• After declaring his departure from the forum, DetectiveUnderbelly returns and, with the help of the storage unit and MonksAren'Cool launch an all out trolling spree, to the dissatisfaction of many members of the forum. On the same evening, BlueBrickTARDIS is unmasked as Scarywood a.k.a. Umbridge.

• A new area crops up, Ideas and Suggestions.

• On the evening of Matt Smith's departure as the Doctor, Last0fthetimel0rds and Pandorica, two forum veterans, leave after three years; Pandorica promises to finish his chapter for Kashmir III despite leaving.

• RoseTyler announces that he will depart the forum in coming days, killing the forum renaissance further; Generation 1 members have now largely 'died out'.

• goombaartist alters his account to look like that of bad geminton and poses as him, claiming he's been hacked and most of his posts from the past year were made by the hacker. Some forum members smell a rat; bad geminton later returns under his own account claiming that goombaartist tried to pose as him as retaliation for a row on FaceBook.

• Doctor Who: Eternity is cancelled by its creator, Tardis Stowaway; DukeNukem 2417 announces that he may pick up KarenGillanFan's unfinished Malkovec project after Kashmir III is complete.

• MarthaJonesFan brings the long-running Primeval Stories fanfic series to an end after two years.

June 25: Due to server issues, the DWT.N forum goes offline, redirecting to the website diggertoys.co.uk at one point; the main site stays up during this time, but the forum itself remains inaccessible.

June 28: The DWT.N forum is “reset” due to the original hosting server losing the backup data for the old forum. Members are required to re-register, and entire sections of the forum (including Fan Fiction, Downloads, Music and Appreciation Threads and even the Series 1-7 threads for figures) are lost.

• A topic is formed in the "Stuff, etc." area of the new General Chat section, asking members to vote on whether or not the site should be restored from the original database, or the new forum should continue as is; due to the overwhelming turnout of votes for the latter option, The Oncoming Storm announces his departure form the forum after over four years of membership, with Paltalkjr leaving later that day.

• The ongoing debate over how to bring back the original DWT.N forum takes an interesting turn, as Doctorwhotoys announces the decision to create a "legacy forum" using the data recovered from the original site. The Oncoming Storm returns to the forum in support of this idea.

June 29: The Dark Doctor/SilverNightmareCybie/The Storage Unit/the muppets (the original name has since been added to the site profanity filter)/Pink Dalek returns to troll the forum, resulting in the re-moderation of DukeNukem 2417 and TDD/SNC/TSU/C/PD getting banned. Another troll, "Spiderman", is also banned.

June 29: A forum member posing as DetectiveUnderbelly challenges the forum to guess his identity; DukeNukem 2417 issues "DU" a warning to identify himself in 24 hours or be permabanned.

June 29: DukeNukem 2417's account is hacked, and a mass permaban is issued; Duke's account is deactivated while the mod team sorts out the issue.

June 29: DWT gains a new forum logo made by BoltofPertwee and DukeNukem2417 returns to the forum, although his mod status isn't reinstated (yet).

• Dalekbuster and Edward E return to the forum, just as a "fresh new start" policy is announced that effectively absolves members of the old forum of any misdeeds they may have done during that time.

• As a result of DukeNukem 2417's de-modding, the first-ever moderator elections are held, with the forum choosing BoltofPertwee as their new moderator.

• Davros_Daleks starts the Forum Boardroom game, a callback to the Forum Apprentice game created by Davros5ComesBack.

• The "What Has Made You Smile/Laugh/Frown" threads return, as does the "What Song Are You Listening To" thread.

• Real Storage Unit, after returning to the forum to claim that The Dark Doctor had used his original name during the June 29 trolling incident, accuses new member porcelaingirl of being an alt of DukeNukem 2417; porcelaingirl proves that she isn’t an alt and RSU is given a warning, only to be banned for 3 days for provoking DukeNukem2417.

• A new ranking system, represented by TARDISes, is instituted.

• Goombaartist returns to the forum again, this time disguised as notorious Red Letter Media reviewer Harry S. Plinkett; after receiving a 24-hour ban, he rewrites his signature to reveal his true identity.

• GoldSupremeDalek returns to the forum with his trademark brand of humor intact.

July 22: The "It's A Boy!" thread—created to discuss the birth of the Duchess of Cambridge's child—is derailed by the returning Moctor Dho, whose own thread about his return is subsequently derailed by the returning DetectiveUnderbelly, who claims to represent the muppets. Moctor Dho, DetectiveUnderbelly and another muppets-affiliated forum member, tobago tardis, are permabanned for their actions.

• The Forum Boardroom is locked after a period of rowing, but unlocked shortly after.

August 1: TV21_Dalek---a veteran forum member---announces his departure from Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative and his potential decision to leave the forum. He eventually comes back.

• A new wave of forum trolls rises---and is subsequently struck down---in the wake of the announcement that the Twelfth Doctor will be played by Peter Capaldi; the name of the group the trolls claim affiliation with is later replaced with "the muppets" in the site's profanity filter.

• The Timeline of the Forum is locked due to arguing between DukeNukem 2417 and other forum members over Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative and alterations being made to the timeline to mock individual members.

September 4: Doctor Special---a spammer who told the forum he had a brain tumor and caused an argument in the “My Latest Video” thread---reveals himself to be The Sonic Screw. He is subsequently permabanned.

• With permission from a Moderator, DukeNukem 2417 reposts the Timeline of the Forum and adds a few new entries.

September: The Site Admin announces the appointments of four new Moderators---DukeNukem 2417, TV21_Dalek, NeonWolf and the Master---to be appointed in three month shifts starting in September 2013 with DukeNukem 2417's second reinstatement as a Moderator.

• To commemorate the recovery of two long-lost Second Doctor serials---The Web of Fear and The Enemy Of The World---DukeNukem 2417 re-posts the Second Doctor's chapter of the original Kashmir.

November 9: The starting date of Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative.

December 25: The 11th Doctor becomes the 12th Doctor; filming of series 8 starts.

2014

• One of the Moderators steps down due to personal reasons.

• Dalek007 finishes his dave the dalek and co fan fiction series.

April 1: The Timeline is updated again; edward e returns to the forum on “his birthday”.

• A mysterious spammer appears, notable for being the first in quite awhile. He is quickly dispatched by mods.

August: Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative languishes in development hell for almost a year before DukeNukem 2417 gets the idea to add “Unbound” Doctors to several chapters, thus revitalizing the project and bringing it back to life some time around August, 2014.

• Longtime member Odd Ood sells off his 5-inch collection on Ebay before leaving the forum (seemingly) for good. Although he does pop back in every once in awhile.

• Dovahkiin (formally Pandorica), another longtime member, also decides to leave after many years on the forum. Like Odd Ood, the addiction is seemingly yet to fully wear off and he still visits from time-to-time.

October: The official Kill The Moon Discussion Thread is dominated by a long-winded debate over whether or not Clara using the word 'bloody' in the episode was inappropriate. Was it a swear? The jury's still out on that one.

• The Smith Nebula leaves the forum, leaving DukeNukem 2417 in a panic as TSN's unfinished chapter of Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative also disappears. TV_21 is then asked to write a chapter.

• Due to requests that they be “merged”, DukeNukem 2417 loses several parts of the First Doctor's K:TOI chapter and part of the Seventh Doctor's chapter, with the whole thing rapidly becoming rather confusing.

• On the same day, IKNDWT.2 gets into a scrape in the 5” Figures area of the forum and is banned by NeonWolf for a week. He soon returns as an alt named 'Missy' (posing as his girlfriend and an employee of Al Dewar's), but is quickly unmasked by Canton The Third, given a stern telling off by NeonWolf and mocked by bad geminton.

• IKNDWT.2 returns to the forum, following the lifting of his ban. Trouble quickly ensures, with several old members returning to join an argument which spans multiple threads and topics. Eventually, the debate is put to rest and IKNDWT.2 promises to turn over a new leaf. This....doesn't end well, but more on that later.

• Shortly afterwards, a new member called 'MissyOfTheForum' joins. Several members quickly assume her to be the return of IKNDWT.2's maybe-girlfriend, maybe-alternate account (and at least one believes “her” to be long-missing former Moderator Harold Saxon), but IKNDWT.2 proves his innocence, leaving everyone at a loss as to the identity of the mysterious account. Eventually, after pages upon pages of pointless mind-games and general confusion, MissyOfTheForum is banned and the whole incident is largely forgotten about.

• In MissyOfTheForum's wake are several new accounts presumed to be trolls of her ilk. Nimon reassures the community that he can shut troll accounts as quickly as they're created, however, and as the weekend comes to an end the forum is quiet once more.

• TV21_Dalek is reinstated as a Moderator, quickly reining in arguments in the Doctor Who Chat area of the fourm regarding the character of the Master returning as a female.

• At his own request (mainly to sort out the problems with Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative chapter parts vanishing), DukeNukem2417 becomes Moderator of the Fanfic section and changes his avatar to John Constantine to celebrate.

• InnesSkene, the notorious scammer, makes a suspected-return to the forum after a long break under an alt. Despite his repeated assurance that he has no idea who Innes Skene is and claiming he's just here to have friendly discussions about Doctor Who, he starts to flood the forum with multiple duplicate threads. Eventually, he's banned.

• Newly-minted Fanfic Moderator DukeNukem 2417 cleans out the Fanfic section, paring down six pages to just four and taking “Requests” of which fics to delete.

• Another old member returns to the forum, under the name of Osdead. Though his/her identity goes unrevealed for a few days, Osdead makes it clear that he/she isn't a troll; eventually, Osdead is revealed to be The House of Tyler.

• For reasons known only to himself, IKNDWT.2 decides to bring back the idea of the Forum Newsletter; the thread for the newsletter quickly gets out of hand, but leads to a legitimate discussion of starting up a proper newsletter.

• In a misguided attempt to garner nostalgia for the pre-reset days, IKNDWT.2 starts what he calls a 'resurrection' period for the forum, in which old threads from the pre-reset are resurrected. This results in mixed feelings from the user base, quickly devolves into arguments and results in the mods and Admin being forced to shut down the 'resurrection' and lock multiple threads.

2015

• DukeNukem 2417 backs up the Timeline of the Forum in the event of future complications.

January: After repeated arguments with other forum members, including a row with new member/customizer WeDared, IKNDWT.2 is banned for the entire first month of 2015.

• A new breed of spambots, whose sole purpose involves copying text from existing posts and repasting it as a reply in the same thread, appears and is quashed in record time by the mods.

• Following a brief period of “psuedo-trolling” on the part of several forum members in General Chat and other areas of the forum, the “Wind/Pull Your Neck In” thread is started and locked as a rather bizarre response to a post from TV21_Dalek warning against spam and trolling.

• A new area of the forum, Promotions, is created to house....well, promotions for things ranging from fanvids to conventions. The “Fan Fiction Production Office” thread is eventually moved here, due to the fact that it is, by nature, a promotion for fanfiction projects.

• Following a series of incidents involving lying to the moderators, rowing with other members and generally failing to live up to the whole “turn over a new leaf” promise he made after the last incident, IKNDWT.2 is perma-banned from DWT.N, and his account name redirects to the “The requested user does not exist” page.

• After a few weeks of peace, IKNDWT.2 returns as IKNDWTS, claiming he was “framed”, that his ban was unnecessary, and promising that his girlfriend would rejoin the forum as Missy; shortly afterwards, he receives a week-long ban with the threat of another perma-ban in the wings if he acts out of line again.

• An argument between Davros_Daleks, IKNDWTS and Thesmithtnebula gets out of hand, forcing TV21_Dalek to issue a cool-down ban for all involved; TSN eventually apologizes, but Davros_Daleks refuses to apologize to IKNDWTS and requests that the latter stop posting in his threads to avoid further conflict...which ends about as predictably as one might expect.

• Shortly after the above incident, IKNDTWS responds to the arrival of two new forum members---Nigelfromspace and Haddock Retort---by repeatedly posting a remark about “this forum stinks” and “new troll smell”; CaptainJimiPie's attempts to intervene are ignored, and CJP's own long-winded post about the incident is deleted, while IKNDWTS' “new troll smell” remarks are allowed to be reposted repeatedly.

• After a few months of complaints and reports, IKNDWTS is permabanned.

• DukeNukem 2417 posts the finale of Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative, finally bringing an end to the trilogy he started in 2010.

August 18: On August 18, 2015, a forum update goes wrong due to software incompatabilities, and doctorwhotoys.net is reset for the second time since 2013, erasing all posts made since 2013 (including the rather sizeable Customs section and the just-completed Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative) and forcing members to re-register again. After an hour or so of rowing between old rivals, problems with forum features like PMing and avatars, and general growing pains, the “Mk III” incarnation of doctorwhotoys.net is up and running relatively smoothly. DukeNukem 2417 is reinstated as fanfiction moderator, with CaptainJimiPie given a “trial run” as moderator of the Customs area.

• One day after the second forum reset, a lone spambot (reportedly trying to sell copy machines) is noticed in the 3.75” Figures area and quickly dispatched. Later in the day, a “spambot invasion” occurs within the Doctor Who chat area. Thanks to the mods responding quickly, the spambots are culled before they can migrate to other areas of the forum; in honor of the mass spambot extermination, DukeNukem 2417 announces that Kashmir: The Oblivion Imperative will be reposted, in its entirity, as a Christmas present to the forum in December.

• In the wake of the spambot “invasion” of the Doctor Who Chat area, Doctor What is appointed as moderator over that part of the forum. Another new moderator, porcelaingirl, is appointed to mod the General Chat area.

• Melkur, NeonWolf and TV21 (shorn of the “_Dalek” from his old username) return as Forum Moderators.

• CaptainJimiPie quickly establishes the law of the land in the Customs area after a minor row with IKNDWT.3 over a thread put up to showcase a custom of Bellatrix Lestrange's wand from the Harry Potter films; the thread is soon repurposed for a debate over whether or not separate threads should exist for forum members' Doctor Who customs and non-DW customs.

• The question of ranking members by post is reintroduced, and porcelaingirl starts a thread on the subject; the topic quickly gets derailed when IKNDWT.3 derides the idea.

• Similar to the forum rankings issue, the topic of a forum magazine/newsletter is raised in General Chat, with well-known forum member Davros_Daleks stepping up to open a thread on it; IKNDWT.3 starts a multi-thread row with D_D and attempts to start his own, off-forum fanzine before the moderators step in.

• Following the forum magazine/newsletter row, TV21 announces that, because of the rowing, there will not be a forum magazine/newsletter.

• Davros_Daleks posts that a YouTuber using the name “TWDNKI” has been posting extremely negative comments on his YouTube videos, similar to an earlier incident in which CaptainJimiPie's videos were berated by The Forum Batman (possibly an alt of the same user). Despite the fact that the YouTuber's name is simply IKNDWT spelled backwards, IKNDWT.3 maintains his innocence.

August 29: A troll account by the name of Dr Darkness posts a trollfic called “Straight Outta Gallifrey” in the fanfiction area, which is swiftly deleted. Dr Darkness is banned soon after.

• Shortly after the Dr Darkness incident, a massive influx of troll accounts are created by one user, who spams every area of the forum other than General Chat with an “agenda” regarding the lack of rules and corruption within the moderating team. The Fanfics, Customs and Doctor Who Chat areas of the forum are locked by their moderators, and General Chat is cleaned out with each “agenda” post being deleted mere seconds after posting. During the morning hours of August 30, over 50 troll accounts are banned/deleted by NeonWolf and TV21.

• In the days following the “troll purge”, the Timeline of the Forum is locked by porcelaingirl, then unlocked to allow an updated timeline to be posted. The updated version of the timeline is then quoted in full by IKNDWT.3, who edits several entries on the list to remove negative references to himself; the thread is locked again, and IKNDWT.3's posts are removed.

• porcelaingirl's thread on determining the future of the Timeline, by way of a vote, is nearly derailed by IKNDWT.3's constant berating of the idea. IKNDWT.3 repeatedly insists that “the timeline is for everyone”, despite having refused the advice of CaptainJimiPie to replace his own alterations with less self-serving ones. IKNDWT.3's outburst, as well as his bullying of other forum members (including Section Moderators), earns him a 24-hour ban. The option of having one forum member appointed as “keeper of the timeline” is overwhelmingly supported by DWT.N's membership, and a new thread is started to determine who will be the sole custodian of the Timeline.

September 2: IKNDWT.3—a day removed from his ban—posts a link in his signature that leads to the screengrabs of a Facebook chat between DukeNukem 2417 (whose FB page was under a different name, and whose page was set to “Private”) and bad geminton, before posting in the “What's made you FROWN today?” topic about “idiots”, adding “Check the link in my sig”. NeonWolf requests that the link be removed, but IKNDWT.3 refuses. No mention of where he obtained the screengrabs is made; IKNDWT.3 instead makes several disparaging remarks about the legitimacy of Duke's claim of being the “keeper” of the timeline.

September 3: The forum experiences several hours of downtime due to server maintenance, but is able to run itermittently during the course of the day. During these intermittent hours of forum functionality, a poll set up by IKNDWT.3 to determine the “Keeper of the Timeline” (featuring DukeNukem 2417, The-Artist-64 and IKNDWT.3 himself on the ballot) is mysteriously reset. Both DukeNukem 2417 and The-Artist-64 are not present to cast a vote. IKNDWT.3 is eventually given a two-week ban for his actions, as well as other infractions, though some accounts place him as posting on the forum later in the evening despite the ban.

September 4: The forum returns after almost half a day of “downtime” due to server maintenance. TV21 locks the Timeline of the Forum, saying that porcelaingirl can unlock the thread at her own discretion if she chooses to do so.

• The forum returns to full functionality, with the re-opened poll set up by IKNDWT.3 revealing that 93% of the vote for “Keeper of the Timeline” went to DukeNukem 2417. Despite having been issued a 2-week ban for his actions, IKNDWT.3 appears in General Chat to show support for another canditate for Keeper of the Timeline; the mods are alerted to his ban-evading, and find out that the forum maintenance temporarily undid the 2-week ban- which they quickly reinstate.

September 7: A new layout for the forum is revealed. Despite initial complaints that it doesn't look good on mobile phones, the new look is generally accepted by members of the forum.

September 17: The Timeline of the Forum is unlocked, with DukeNukem 2417 officially instated as its keeper; The-Artist-64 signs on as his apprentice.

September 26: The-Artist-64 reorganizes the timeline to make it smoother and easier to read.

November/December: The Videos & Promotion section returns to the forum.

2016

January 05: a customs contest started by Equilibrium is quickly derailed when IKNDWTS.3 claims that the prize for the contest is already in the possession of CaptainJimiPie. Because of this---and several other offenses (Including repeated posts in the “What has made you FROWN today?” thread in General Chat, all made with the intent to provoke)---the mods decide to ban IKNDWTS.3 for a month. After further review, doctorwhotoys changes this to a “no ifs, no buts, no resets and no takebacks” permanent ban.

June 10: The forum returns after a transition to a new host.

2017

Unknown: TV21 quietly disappears from the forum for unknown reasons, leaving CaptainJimiPie, porcelaingirl, Doctor What and DukeNukem 2417 to moderate their respective areas of the forum.

January: Bluehinter joins the forum and, starting on August 22 of that year, creates a thread to showcase remarkable 3D-printed customs of long sought-after characters and items like the Yeti, the Hand of Omega and the Twelfth Doctor's guitar.

March 26: MarthaJonesFan revives Primeval Stories in the Fan Fiction section.

July 26: the announcement is made that the Thirteenth Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker—the first woman to be cast in the role. Opinions are divided, initially, but bad geminton states that the casting of Jodie fits his criteria for a new Doctor, and posts in favor of her taking over from Peter Capaldi.

October 2: DukeNukem 2417 begins posting the seven-part fan fiction “Doctor Who: The Doctor vs. Dracula”, intending to have the final chapter posted on Halloween; delays result in Part 7 being posted as a “Christmas special”.

November 12: bad geminton posts “The Second Time Around”, a story that definitively closes the book on the Kashmir saga and serves as a final send-off for the War Doctor, whose actor (Sir John Hurt) died in January of that year. The story includes an epilogue written by DukeNukem2417, who gave his blessing for the project.

2018

February: CaptainJimiPie is forced to lock the “Customs on eBay” thread after several posts of “seller-bashing”; certain forum members begin creating spam threads to get around the lock, forcing CJP to merge the spam threads into a new thread, which is promptly locked while the admin is informed of the situation.
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Re: Forum Timeline

Postby speckleness » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:42 pm

February

Forum dies in a barren landscape due to some members too far up themselves.


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