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Essay With Unsubstantiated Opinions[edit]

As of this writing the article has much in it resembling an opinion piece. It is also very clumsy. Though not a complete waste of bandwidth (and it does have good moments) it could really use a solid editing. I got two paragraphs in, lost heart and now feel a little depressed. Gingermint (talk) 04:10, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

And, let me just add, essay seems to be the one genre left out of the discussion here. That is, for those of us who believe in four genres: narrative, poetry, theatre and essay.Godofredo29 (talk) 13:44, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Barrie relevance?[edit]

Why exactly does this article include an image of and mention J.M. Barrie if not only to bulk out the amount of images used? What is Barrie's relevance besides his little caption? Can we not go into more detail on this? --Editor510 drop us a line, mate 01:14, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

NO MERGER:

As the proposal receives no support, consensus is against this proposal. Forbidden User (talk) 06:19, 7 July 2014 (UTC))

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List of genres contains quite good quality material, but it is so much material on such a diverse set of topics, with so much overlap with topic specific articles and lists, that I don't think it is most optimal that all this diverse material is in one list article. Having said that I am not sure how to propose a way forward. An example could be:

  1. List of genres is redirected to Genre.
  2. That most of the material in List of genres is merged to various pages. Candidates for example are:

For now I will put the merger templates on List of genres and Genre. I do not know whether that is sufficient, because my proposal potentially involves multiple pages and I do not know how such procedure should work. This could be found out later in case there is sufficient support for the proposal. LazyStarryNights (talk) 22:19, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, #1 doesn't make sense. There are different articles because they are very different. One is a description of what a genre is, and the other is a list of the various genres. Number 2 makes more sense -- as long as it's done right. --Musdan77 (talk) 05:52, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Oppose: I don't think they are overlapping enough to be merged. List of genres lists out different genres, and even the more trivial ones can be legitimately included. Genre is a page describing what genre is. Although examples from the list can be used, it does not facilitate a merger.Forbidden User (talk) 14:10, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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RfC: Merger proposal[edit]

This RfC was closed because there are no comments supporting the merger. Forbidden User (talk) 06:21, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

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There is an inactive merger proposal on merging List of genres to Genre. It involves redirecting "List of genres" to "Genre" and merging of contents in "List of genres" into different sections of "Genre". Opinion appreciated!Forbidden User (talk) 14:42, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, it's right above. Isn't it inactive because there's not been support for it? ...thus making it not an issue? Am I missing something? --Musdan77 (talk) 02:16, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I don't know. I just wish there are more people talking to increase the consensus level.Forbidden User (talk) 11:45, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.