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GA review[edit]

The Sword of Shannara, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by N2e (talkcontribs) 20:25, 3 February 2014‎ (UTC)

Le Grand Meaulnes renamed[edit]

Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier has been renamed to The Wanderer, is this action justified? Just thought I'd flag it up as I know it only by its orginal name, but I may be in the minority...GrahamHardy (talk) 09:52, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Looks as though it's now been renamed back, so I am happy GrahamHardy (talk) 11:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

File:The480Novel.jpg listed for deletion, please help rescue it ![edit]

File:The480Novel.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 12:49, 21 May 2014 (UTC) Please help save the above image ! GrahamHardy (talk) 13:03, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Image saved GrahamHardy (talk) 11:12, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Naming conventions for bibliographies[edit]

I have proposed naming conventions for bibliographies here. Any constructive comments you are willing to provide there would be greatly appreciated. Neelix (talk) 14:39, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Creating a new article about The Manny separate from author Holly Peterson's page[edit]

Hello. I would be in favour of creating a new article for The Manny separate from author Holly Peterson's page. However, I have not read the novel, so it may be better if it were started by someone who has. Has anyone here read it yet?Zigzig20s (talk) 10:11, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

@Zigzig20s: You are very unlikely to find one of our contributors who has read it (the active WP:Novels editors probably number somewhere in the teens or twenties). I would recommend using book reviews to piece together most of the material of interest to the article (that is the model I usually follow with articles like The_Heidenmauer, Sadads (talk) 14:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I may read it, if I can find it in Australia. (I used to be active on WP Novels btw.) Do you know what exactly is required for the article to be firmly notable? I don't want it to get deleted if I spend time working on it. It is a NYTimes bestseller--would that be sufficient?Zigzig20s (talk) 14:51, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't recognize your name :P We often have people active in content area, without seeing them around. Articles usually stick if you prove 3-4 reviews out of sources other than the pay-per-review sites (like Kirkus). Anything that was a best seller and/or has significant critical coverage should have no problems meeting notability, Sadads (talk) 15:14, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Margaret George[edit]

I just nominated the article on the historical novelists Margaret George for deletion. Participation from people in this group would probably help.John Pack Lambert (talk) 17:32, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Use author name when other novel exists?[edit]

...just looking at this, random, dab page. Whom are we benefiting by "(novel)" when other novels exist? In ictu oculi (talk) 04:25, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Literature Online Access[edit]

Hello all! At The Wikipedia Library we are currently in talks with Proquest's Literature Online and Early English Books Online to get Wikipedians access to those databases/collections. They asked us for a bit of information about how Wikipedians might use the research materials, asking us to do a brief survey. It would be extremely helpful if users could fill out the following Google form: Proquest - Literature Online / Wikipedia Library user interest survey. Afterward, while waiting for us to finish talks on Literature Online, we would like to invite editors to apply for already established available partnerships, listed at our partners page. Thank you for all of your help! Sadads (talk) 16:44, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Just reminding everyone that this might be of interest! Calling all survey takers, Sadads (talk) 20:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse[edit]

I am proposing a rename on this article; join in discussion. --George Ho (talk) 19:37, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Renaming more Jin Yong novels[edit]

Here are more related discussions: Talk:Other Tales of the Flying Fox and Talk:Blade-dance of the Two Lovers. --George Ho (talk) 05:11, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Study of readers of 50 Shades[edit]

doi:10.1089/jwh.2014.4782 [1] is a study of female readers 18-24 of the 50 Shades trilogy. I was wondering how this should be integrated into the article(s). -- 65.94.169.222 (talk) 05:42, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Bridge to Terabithia (novel)#Requested move[edit]

This is overdue; join in discussion before the talk is over. --George Ho (talk) 05:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Fictional character disambiguation[edit]

Please join the discussion regarding whether proper disambiguation is Character (character), Character (fictional character), Character (Show name character), Character (Show name) at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Film#Fictional_character_disambiguation.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 18:43, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

List of episodes in Mason & Dixon[edit]

I'm planning to merge or redirect this page into Mason & Dixon, but I don't know which portions are important to summarize. Can anyone help me on inserting Plot Summary into the parent article? --George Ho (talk) 16:37, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

"Epic"[edit]

The usage of Epic (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) is under discussion, see talk:epic poetry -- 70.51.46.146 (talk) 05:34, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Notice re: RFC: Are fictional characters people or objects?[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

There is an RfC concerning whether it is appropriate to use pronouns such as "he", "she", or "who" when referring to fictional characters in out-of-universe portions of articles. The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Comics#RFC: Are fictional characters people or objects? Curly Turkey ⚞¡gobble!⚟ 22:46, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)