Talk:Charles Dickens

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Semi-protected edit request on 20 November 2014[edit]

78.32.40.42 (talk) 11:48, 20 November 2014 (UTC)gykfuyof6u76or89.d56l,e3 et789

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Stickee (talk) 13:10, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

charles dickens was not agood person.he jikll — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.227.116.19 (talk) 06:59, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

IMBD[edit]

John, per this edit, I wanted to double-check the reliability of IMBD, as I've seen more than one editor suggest that the site should not be cited to here. Rationalobserver (talk) 19:33, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, it's not a great source. I am sure better ones can be found. --John (talk) 19:44, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Okay, so you think it's fine for now, since this isn't even GA yet. I might be wrong, but I've seen a couple of people remove it. Is there a page that lists unreliable sources, as this can be difficult to keep track of? Rationalobserver (talk) 19:48, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
No, it's not considered reliable see: Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources#Self-published sources (online and paper) it's listed there. Richerman (talk) 20:10, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes but it depends on the actual content you source. You certainly cannot use use the IMDB for biographic information. However using it for filmography information is usually ok and the IMDB tends to be relatively reliable in that regard.--Kmhkmh (talk) 00:55, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

spelling of instalment[edit]

The article uses the British spelling of "installment"; whereas, the standard U. S. English is used throughout Wikipedia. Please correct me if I'm wrong. For that reason, we should change the spelling of "instalment" to "installment" to follow standard US English spelling. Right? I changed one of spellings in the article but will hold off doing more until I get feedback on this issue from TALK. thnx, Primofacts (talk) 21:39, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

One template included at the top of the article is Template:Use British English, so 'instalment' is correct. Wikipedia uses different English spellings in different articles, please read National varieties of English in the Manual of Stylefor more information. Thanks, Stephenb (Talk) 11:15, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Template stack[edit]

I've added twelve book templates, in chronological order by year of publication, after the expanded Charles Dickens template at the bottom, and would like to propose they be kept in view without a navbox stack. My reasoning is on the size of what can be called the template section. It is not that big, measured up and down, and is comparable with other sections of this article. This section contains a very large amount of information contained within, comparably, a not very large top to bottom space. We on Wikipedia have gotten used to not having a lot of templates stacked up, and hide them within a single section (which I doubt is looked at as much as the templates would be if are visible). Charles Dickens wrote many influential and literarily important books, and to show them in a visible template stack seems like the best way to go for information sharing and data flow. Randy Kryn 00:40, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Actually not that I feel that strongly about it, but to me they look fairly displaced. We already have separate articles for those books and the bibliography and that's where those templates belong, here they imho just add unnecessary clutter at thend. The data flow you seem to be concerned about is already provided in a sufficient manner by the first template and the bibliography section.--Kmhkmh (talk) 07:36, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, keeping the stack as is probably isn't feasible. The disjointedness likely comes from the repetition of Dickens' name, and readers here aren't used to seeing large template stacks being visible. As for keeping them on the page, the templates themselves have value, and at a minimum should be kept in some form. If the present form doesn't work then maybe this would do, placed above the main Dickens' expanded template:

Some of these templates themselves need additional entries, and maybe regular Dickens editors can expand them. Others are well done and full. Randy Kryn 10:12, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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Possessive apostrophe[edit]

The article is replete with use of "Dickens's", which is correct, however when I try to correct the other 4 or so instances where there is no second 's', the edits are reverted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tsarnick (talkcontribs) 23:22, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Please don't do a global replace to correct this. Some of the referenced pages use a second 's', so I have reverted your recent change. Stephenb (Talk) 11:24, 7 November 2015 (UTC)