Talk:James Desborough (game designer)

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Self promotion[edit]

There's no intention of self promotion here, but 'straight from the horse's mouth' is a good way to provide basic data. Should anyone wish to edit, fact check etc they are of course welcome to and I'll help in any way I can. However the article was rather scant on information and citations before, which I have attempted to provide. Vandalism is, of course, a concern given various controversies, though I believe including them is evidence of good faith that this is not about self-promotion - JD. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

If you are James Desborough, you should review WP:COI before continuing to edit articles about yourself, companies you have worked for, people you know, products you have worked on, etc. (talk) 15:01, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Have done. Given that I mostly just provided citations and links I don't see a problem and again, I ensured to include negative information as well. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:08, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Fair enough! (talk) 15:19, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Can we find a source for the 'Grim'?[edit]

A lot of RPG designers seem to have nicknames. I know that James Desborough gets called James 'Grim' Desborough. But I think it would be good to find a source that confirms this. Better still, it would be good to find a source that explains the story behind the nickname. Big Mac (talk) 22:50, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Controversies section of article[edit]

The Controversies section of this article is bordering on the "contentious material" zone. I think we need to make sure that it is properly sourced. I've added a second source to back up the first. Big Mac (talk) 23:20, 22 June 2014 (UTC)


Why is there even an article on his guy? He's barely known inside the RPG industry (let alone outside of it), and that isn't for any work he's produced, it's for the deliberately controversial things he posts online in order to try and stir up publicity. danzig138 (talk) 17:27, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

This accusation isn't true, btw. 'Controversial' opinions aren't necessarily held only in order to garner attention. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:50, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

One can become notable solely for espousing controversial views, or in fact, from not doing anything notable at all. Wikipedia merely cares that one has been noted. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 03:17, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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