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For Your Consideration[edit]

Possible addition offered for consideration:

A book was once published in German with the title Advice to Spectators at Chess Tournaments. All the pages, with one exception were completely blank. On this page there were only two words, "Halt's Maul!" which means "Keep your mouth shut!"

-- Chernev, Irving and Reinfeld, Fred, The Fireside Book of Chess, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949, p 73. (In their "Odd, But True" chapter. It probably appeared first in Chess Review, which appears to be thye source for many of their anecdotes.)

WHPratt (talk) 14:26, 12 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some (obviously unreliable) sources made this a three-hundred pages book, but in reality, "Spielregeln für Nicht-Mitspieler" was just a pamphlet by Adolf Roegner (Leipzig) in 1885 (14th edition), first mentioned in August 1880. It consisted of just the covers and a single sheet (2 leaves) of paper inside. 8 sides in total, of which 4 were blank. Background including some scans:
--Matthiaspaul (talk) 18:28, 26 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, Chernev and Reinfeld didn't inflate the number of pages, so their description is correct, although the truth is somewhat disappointing. WHPratt (talk) 20:47, 26 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
However, I see your point: that's hardly enough of a mostly-blank book to qualify, once the facts are in. WHPratt (talk) 23:22, 28 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybe include this: blank music page!
WHPratt (talk) 18:49, 29 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 13 October 2018[edit]

please add Special:BlankPage (talk) 08:35, 13 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think it is helpful to reader to link a special page from a mainspace one. L293D ( • ) 13:42, 13 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add Tristam Shandy[edit]

the importance of this Laurence Stern novel was famous for a black page - see writing by Fawcett on importance. 2001:1970:579D:9700:2D14:B4C9:42B0:32ED (talk) 18:34, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

automation of manual generation[edit]

This is a horrible, difficult to parse phrase due to the multiplicity of senses the last two words have (one of which is an antonym of a form of the first word!) and the fact that "manual" reads an an adjective at first. Someone more invested than me should fix it. (talk) 15:57, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]