Talk:Early life of William Wordsworth

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Possible merging[edit]

I think this should be merged into the main article. The main article (meaning William Wordsworth not this one) needs considerable work and ther eis no reason why we couldn't have full detailed single article on him Count Blofeld 18:44, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

1. This is a new article. 2. Wordsworth lived for 80 years, and his early life is clearly distinct from his later life. 3. WP:WEIGHT and size issues make it impossible for there to be one large article. 4. This article is about half the size of what it is supposed to be, and it is extremely rude for you to attack it for being incomplete when it is new. Ottava Rima (talk) 18:51, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Now hold your horses. WHo said I was attacking it? I think its a very good article independently. Rather I am more concerned about the main article and that it is of a much lower stabdard and also there was nothing in the main article which linked it to the main for his early life. I'd fully support the article being seperate if the main article was of a high quality and over 30 KB. A lot of important details given in your article are missing from the parent article which ideally shoul dhave all of the "bones" summarised, this is why I have proposed merging it, Please assume WP:GOODFAITH on my part. Your reaction was unnecesarily inflamed towards me. People propose merging great articles all the time. Anybody would think I'd put it up for AFD or plastered tons of tags over it.

Also you identified WP:WEIGHT which yes at present it would be. Howeve rif you wer eto completely develop the main article evenly (which deserves to be of a much higher quality than C-class and a whopping one at that) it would be perfectly acceptable. Count Blofeld 19:07, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Disagree with merging. If each of the existing subsections were expanded to this length, the article would be horrendously bloated. If they weren't, this material would unbalance the page. This seems an appropriate split off from the main article, where it would be summarised with a {{main}} template linking here (added now). GeeJo (t)(c) • 20:55, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Dr Blofeld, this is my field. I have spent my time developing these biographies. I started this biography so that I could use summary style on the Wordsworth biography so I can complete it. Last time I tried working on a standard biography first instead of its subsets, I was burned by those saying that there was too much on the biography and not enough on the works. Also, Wordsworth's poetic style dramatically changed after 1803, which is an important consideration (his early life vs the rest of his life). This page is only a third of what I originally projected it to be text wise, plus it lacks wikilinks, images, citation templating, etc, which would add a substantial amount of size to the page. I feel that this is very premature. Ottava Rima (talk) 23:52, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

OK but if it is "your" field, why not develop the main article which most people care about most beyond a C-class? Count Blofeld 18:07, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Let me make this perfectly clear - when you build large biographies, they are put together in pieces. They rely on aspects of their lives and their works. Why do you think I am busy constructing poetry pages? Why else would I be working on his larger poetry? You build those pages first then you use summary style for the biography page. Ottava Rima (talk) 18:19, 15 November 2008 (UTC)