User talk:SarahTheEntwife

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, SarahTheEntwife, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! FreeKnowledgeCreator (talk) 04:05, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Story collections, {infobox book}[edit]

Hi and welcome. As you know, the Novels WikiProject covers short fiction. Among books, I believe, novels are covered relatively well and collections relatively poorly. I mean, even the relatively few collections whose coverage is equally or more important and the relatively few collections that do have pages here.

Yesterday I counseled somewhere that a collection article, so to speak, should provide some information about those stories which have their own pages. We have no approved or consensus to distinguish factual information such as I emphasized then, e.g. previous publication data. One collection article that I rewrote a few years ago is First Fall. There I introduced typographic and layout distinction for previous publication data. The general approach survives in that article, but editors have widely varying and strongly held opinions about matters such as whether and when it is permissible or commendable to indent a line or a paragraph, to use italics (as template {{main}} does), to use a sentence fragment, to use a closing "dot" always or only for a grammatical sentence, to use a dash with or without sentence fragments, and so on.

I don't recall what choices I made at First Fall two years ago but wikipedia maintains complete histories of all pages --see linkname "View history" at the top of the page, under default settings-- and that enables me to revisit ... First Fall, two years ago when I finished ... Comparison shows that subsequent editors have "undone" my typographical and layout/spacing decisions but retained my sentence fragments almost verbatim.

Across the Wall is on my watchlist -- see linkname "Watchlist" at the top of the page, under default settings-- and I visit that whenever I log in, so I noticed your addition of template {{infobox book}}. I revisited the online catalog ISFDB and reported at some length, see Talk:Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories. Now I will improve that article (in progress).

Revisiting that Talk page, and observing that no one has replied or posted anything new since my visit 18 months ago, is the experience that prompted me to write you with the observation that collections are covered rather poorly!

--P64 (talk) 00:56, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Yeah, collections are really tricky to deal with. If they've been around for any length of time, there are usually so many versions with different numbers of stories, and some are compilations of things originally published in magazines but now primarily known from their book versions...I don't know what the best solution is in terms of presenting them here in a way people will be most likely to find what they need. SarahTheEntwife (talk) 19:25, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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How you Wikilink categories[edit]

Hello SarahTheEntWife, my name is Howicus. I ran into your userpage via this page, that lists new user's contributions, and I thought you'd want to know that putting a colon (:) in a link to a category like this: [[:Category:Novel articles without infoboxes]] will give you this: Category:Novel articles without infoboxes; a wikilink to the category's page without adding the page to the category. Hope this helps, and have fun editing! Howicus (Did I mess up?) 21:42, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Awesome, thank you!

SarahTheEntwife (talk) 21:44, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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December 2013 wikification awards.[edit]

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For scoring #4 on the leaderboard during the December 2013 wikification backlog drive, SarahTheEntwife, you are hereby awarded the Greater Working Wikifier's Barnstar. Congratulations!
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For wikifying a total of 56 articles, you are also awarded the Bronze Wikification Barnstar. Keep up the good work!!! :)

Is it the end already? It felt like we were just getting started! (talk) 01:34, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Just spreading the word.[edit]

I got the wikification drive for the month started, the other day. Would have had it up sooner if I'd realized it hadn't been started, but at least it's up now. :) Okay folks, say it with me: 1 for the money, 2 for the - the - okay, just let me read the script again first... (talk) 04:07, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

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February 2014 Wikification drive award.[edit]

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For scoring 4th place on the leaderboard (tied with Depthdiver) during the February 2014 Wikification drive, SarahTheEntwife, you are hereby awarded the Greater Working Wikifier's Barnstar. Congratulations, and keep up the good work! :)

Okay folks, say it with me: 1 for the money, 2 for the - the - okay, just let me read the script again first... (talk) 00:04, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikification drive notification.[edit]

Greetings! Just letting you know, the April 2014 backlog drive has commenced! It's the 1st! May Day! May Day - ain't for another month. (talk) 02:49, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

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April 2014 drive awards.[edit]

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For scoring 5th place on the leaderboard during the April 2014 wikification drive, SarahTheEntwife, you are hereby presented with the Greater Working Wikifier's Barnstar. Congratulations!
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For wikifying 39 pages, you are also awarded the Bronze Wikification Barnstar. Keep up the good work! :)
Cheers! Spring in Wikipedia is lovely! Just avoid the articles on flowers... (talk) 03:03, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your participation in April 2014 Wikiproject Wikify drive. All of your efforts are appreciated. Skr15081997 (talk) 15:42, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Librarian[edit]

Hey SarahTheEntwife, I saw several of your recent edits: good job! Keep up the good work improving Novels articles. Moreover, when I realized you were a librarian, I wanted to point you towards the Wikipedia Library and its newsletter at Wikipedia:TWL/Newsletter. Its a great place to learn more about the outreach and engagement of librarians and their source materials on Wikipedia, Sadads (talk) 17:38, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! SarahTheEntwife (talk) 14:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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Jubilance[edit]

This rare word attracted me to your talk, powerful librarian, nice to meet you. I watch the page of the Ent because of this wonderful sense of the absurd. Even more absurd is - to my understanding - to use a term such as "incredibly toxic personalities" in the name of "Kindness, Generosity, Forgiveness, Compassion". I recommended a stroll, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014 wikification awards.[edit]

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For scoring 3rd place on the leaderboard during the August 2014 Wikification Drive, SarahTheEntwife, you are hereby awarded the Greater Working Wikifier's Barnstar! Congratulations, and keep up the good work!

Cheers! :) She ran down a hill... (talk) 18:25, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

October 2014 Wikification Drive[edit]

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