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Welcome to this archive page!

User (censored)

Hey, thanks for blocking User:▄▄█▀▀ █▬█ █ ▀█▀!, that's one more problem stopped before it started... but just out of morbid curiosity, do you have any idea how he made that name?

Merry Christmas

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A very happy holiday season to you.

--Dakota

User Subpage

Hi. I came across User talk:Randfan/not an achivement, but.../pointless page/stupid testing page/Adopt Page? and it seems to have been some kind of experiment by you? Either way, you haven't used it since you created it and it hasn't been touched in over 2 months. Do you still need it? If not, please edit it and put {{db-author}} on the page to get it deleted. Also, your userpage is very, um, bright yellow. :) --MECU≈talk 17:46, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

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I'd just like to say you have a wonderful userpage! I wish mine was half as good. I hope you don't mind but I have added a few more titles to your talk page. All hail to the Dragon Reborn! YuanchosaanSalutations! 07:28, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

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Vampire Plagues series

I couldn't find and article of this title so I assumed you meant Vampire Plagues:London 1850 which I have done some work on. Over to you. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 09:09, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

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name change request

Hi Randfan, I hope you're doing well. I have a favour to ask of you. Do you remember that you created the account User:Kyoko in order to prevent anybody impersonating me? I think I would like to transfer my account to that name, but I will need your help. According to the discussion on this page, because you created the User:Kyoko page, I need your permission in order to make the account transfer take place. What you need to do is leave a message on User talk:Kyoko saying that you agree to allow me to assume that user name. That will speed up the process. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it! --Kyoko 16:40, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Long Time No See!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoah! It seems like forever, doesn't it? Sorry I haven't kept in touch. How are you? I had tried to get in touch back around your birthday, but it seems you weren't around then and didn't find my messages. I took a look in your archives right after the posts got archived, and found that they didn't get archived for some reason (but then again, I may have looked over it, your archiving system is pretty complex). Anyhow, I went digging in your talk page's history, and found the messages, which I will place below.

Hello!

Hi Randfan! Long time no see! How are you? I happened to be in town (not that I ever wasn't in town) and was wondering if you would review me. Thanks! Ninetywazup?Review meMy ToDo 22:00, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Wow!

Wow! I just realized it was your birthday! Sorry if it's late, for I don't know what time zone your in. Again, long time no see! Have a very Happy Birthday!!! Ninetywazup?Review meMy ToDo 22:06, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello (again)(again)

Sorry if I'm bugging you! I also just saw that you got a blank message containing the WP:PJAA userbox. I got that same thing, and still haven't figured out what it was about. Do you know anything about it? If you do, could you let me know? Thanks!! Ninetywazup?Review meMy ToDo 22:10, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

O.K., I think I'm almost done, but I felt I should leave one last (but maybe not last) message, and that is about that video that you have on your userpage (the one that says that it will make my computer suck). Is it from that starry night astronomy software, because I seem to recognize it. I have that software to! Ninetywazup?Review meMy ToDo 22:18, 3 February 2007 (UTC)




Glad to get that over with!!! Cheers!!! Ninetywazup?Review meMy ToDo 22:02, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

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  • The peer review department of the Novels WikiProject is running well after the start in February, having 2 new articles under review: So You Want to Be a Wizard and To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Our article count has leapt again rising to over 11500. Do get stuck in and assist in improving this rising tide of narrative prose related material. A statistical count of articles can be found here.
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Hello Randfan, an automated process has found an image or media file tagged as nonfree media, such as fair use. The image (Image:Ipu.gif) was found at the following location: User talk:Randfan/accomplishments/Awards. This image or media will be removed per statement number 9 of our non-free content policy. The image or media will be replaced with Image:NonFreeImageRemoved.svg , so your formatting of your userpage should be fine. The image that was replaced will not be automatically deleted, but it could be deleted at a later date. Articles using the same image should not be affected by my edits. I ask you to please not re-add the image to your userpage and could consider finding a replacement image licensed under either the Creative Commons or GFDL license or released to the public domain. Please note that it is possible that the image on your page is included vie a template or usebox. In that case, please find a free image for the template or userbox. Thanks for your attention and cooperation. User:Gnome (Bot)-talk 12:42, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

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Happy Towel Day!! Long time no see!! Sorry I haven't been keeping up much, lately I've been a little hard pressed for time. Would you mind looking over Cataloochee for me? I just wrote the article recently, and think it could use a little work. Happy Summer Vacation!! Cheers!! Ninetywazup?Review meMy ToDo 01:04, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

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  • This newsletter was unfortunately delayed till now - my apologes for that - I needed to respond to a whole host of image challenges that appears on my personal talk pages. So, if you have uploaded non-free book covers that are being used under fair use terms, please add your own "Fair Use Rationale" to the images.
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Novel related news

Shantaram to marry Princess Gregory David Roberts, author of Shantaram, a reformed Australian convicted armed robber has just announced his engagement to Princess Francoise Sturdza of Switzerland, who he plans to marry soon. His life has changed dramatically for the best after the release of his first novel four years ago, which depicted his life in India after escaping from prison. A movie based on his novel is planned for production later this year, starring Johnny Depp in the lead role. [1]

Shannara series purchased by Warner Bros The film rights to The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks have been picked up by Warner Bros. They plan to first develop The Elfstones of Shannara, the second book in the series as the opening movie and writers are now being sought for the adaptation. The first book The Sword of Shannara, was published in 1977 and was the first fantasy book to reach, and then top, the New York Times Best Seller list. [2]

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  • The demand for fair use rationales for book covers has generated a discussion among wikipedians and also WP:NOVELS members. See the discussion here it has some potentially very important ideas to consider and possibly contribute to.
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What is a novel? What are the elements that must be found in any piece of writing for it to be considered a novel? I think it fair to say that traditional definitions of the word “novel” work along these lines: A novel is a fictitious prose story of book length. In my view, a novel has six basic elements: 1) It must have a society of characters; 2) They must be undergoing transformations; 3) And those must be in the course of a sustained prose narrative; 4) The sustained prose narrative must be impelled by a plot; 5) And it must be unified by clearly discernible central themes; 6) And to the extent possible, it must be universalised by a complex architecture of allegorical and symbolical sub-strata. If I write those six basic elements into a single definition, I come up with this: A novel is a society of characters, undergoing transformations, in the course of a sustained prose narrative, which is impelled by a plot, unified by clearly discernible central themes, and universalised by a complex architecture of allegorical and symbolical sub-strata.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XV - August 2007

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Issue XV - August 2007
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  • During July we passed the 13,000 mark for articles tagged as within the scope of the WikiProject.
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  • The project has currently 248 members, 8 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of July 2007
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  • On {{Infobox_Book}} we have new debates on ISBN format and coding ideas. Also we have the possibility of making or asserting COinS usage, for those who know more about this please get involved.
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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XVI - September 2007

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Issue XVI - September 2007
Project news
  • During August we signed up to the WikiProject advertising facility {{wikipedia ads}} initiative.
  • Our tagged articles now number over 14,000 and more are being added every day. In reality the article count for our project scope is likely to be much higher so the more who can get involved and assist the process of improving the quality of the articles the better.
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  • The project has currently 261 members, 7 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of August 2007.
  • A number of editors have signed up to our "task forces" without signing to the main project so the figure could be slightly higher.
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  • Although many editors are doing sterling work actually working on writing and maintaining articles we could always do with more volunteers to assist with the project wide tasks.
  • Our Collaboration of the Month is in need of more suggested articles for our attention and more votes for those already proposed.
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Welcome to the sixteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XVII - October 2007

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Issue XVII - October 2007
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  • The project has currently 274 members, 13 joined & 0 leavers since the last newsletter at the start of September 2007
Other news
  • Reminder: the ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 can both be used in the book template, see related discussion here. In either case just prefix the number with the string "ISBN".
  • Enthusiastic Novel's WP members are welcome to edit the list of missing works available in The Literary Encyclopedia — a part of WikiProject Missing articles, an effort to use outside sources to determine what articles are missing from Wikipedia.
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Welcome to the seventeenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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October 2007 newsletter for WikiProject Abandoned Articles

Welcome

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Progress

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October 2007 newsletter for WikiProject Abandoned Articles

Welcome

The WikiProject welcomes two new members in the past three months:

Progress

The WikiProject is now halfway done, numerically, with the 1000 articles identified in December 2006. The first (oldest) 500 articles have been claimed, reviewed, and (when needed, which was almost all cases) improved. Moreover, given the passage of time, many of articles 501 through 1000 have been worked on by other editors (it's ten months since that list was generated). So reviewing the second half of the 1000 articles should be easier.

A slightly different approach

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XVIII - November 2007

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIX - December 2007

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Issue XIX - December 2007
Project news
  • A fairly quiet month in November. However we had a fairly successful COTM with the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland article with 85 modifications made. The success of which I will leave to your assessment.
Member news
  • The project has currently 290 members, 8 joined & 0 leavers since the start of November 2007
Task force news
  • The Fantasy task force has got off to a really good start with now 13 members. Do cooperate one with another and make it really work for us.
  • If any group of editors sees a need for a new "task force" then let us know. Also we can link a WikiProject in as a task force (as Australian task force), this has the benefit of reducing the level of effort dissipation and also advertising interest areas in more than one location.
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Welcome to the nineteenth issue of the Novels WikiProject's newsletter! Use this newsletter as a mechanism to inform yourselves about progress at the project and please be inspired to take more active roles in what we do.

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Last month's challenge (The Barracks) was completed by WikiProject Novels participant Blathnaid.

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Long time no see!!! Where've you been? It's been months since I last heard from you! Anyhow, I'm pretty sure I saw some recent edits on you contribs page, and assumed you were back. I've left you a few messages over these past few months (but I'm not quite sure where they are... you're archives are REALLY confusing...) Cheers!! Ninetywazup? ( r t ) sign here! 04:04, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XX - January 2008

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Project news
  • Welcome to a new calendar year (for most of us!)
  • During 2007 we have seen membership grow from just below 200 to just below 300. Also our tagged article count now runs at about 16,000 considerably up on this time last year. It highlights the message given from last year that there is much work to do improving and caring for this corner of our "wikiworld". Sadly our Auto-list editor moved on and we sorely need an able replacement. On a more positive note we have seen the establishment of task forces, style guidelines and peer review. Our latest outreach initiative is the Novels Job Centre.
Member news
  • The project has currently 299 members, 9 joined & 0 leavers since the start of November 2007
  • n.b. this graph copy has been included as a "one off" example just for this newsletter to let you see the addition to our membership page.
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  • The Australian task force (i.e. WikiProject Australian literature) is always welcoming new participants interested in Australian fiction.
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