Talk:Language Creation Society

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who hired whom?[edit]

As structured, this says that the LCS (rather than HBO directly) hired Peterson; is that the case? Also, as LCS is the subject of the sentence, "its" can naturally be taken to mean LCS's. —Tamfang (talk) 21:22, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

If I understand correctly (I was one of the peer reviewers for the application process), HBO hired the LCS to find someone, and LCS conducted the application process, filtering the 30+ apps to a smaller number to show the producers and let them pick one. David's Dothraki was work for hire for HBO, but whether he was working directly for HBO or with a three-way contract involving LCS as well, I'm not sure. LCS is his agent for the job.--Jim Henry (talk) 23:07, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

HBO hired the LCS. (I personally negotiated and signed the contract on behalf of the LCS.) The LCS ran a competitive job application to subcontract it, under an NDA (per HBO's pre-release publicity requirements). David, at the time LCS Secretary, filed an application. I double-blinded all applications (stripping identifying info from submissions and reviewers) and ran the numbers on reviewer scoring. (I was not a reviewer myself.) A small number (~3-4, IIRC) that the reviewers though were top notch were then sent on to GoT's producers for them to make the final selection. They picked David's. David signed a consulting contract with the LCS, as well as co-signing a contract with HBO on legalities (copyright assignment, NDA, etc). At least, that's for the first season. I haven't handled things after that. Sai ¿? 17:30, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Spurious quotes?[edit]

<ref name="Usona">{{Cite web |url= |title="Dothraki and Esperanto: an interview with language creator [[David J. Peterson]]." ''Usona Esperantisto'', 2010:5 }}</ref>

The above ref is getting extra quotes thrown around the whole thing, though it doesn't need them. Is there a way to suppress that? --Jim Henry (talk) 23:07, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Remove the 'hard' quot marks within the template, and separate the source (Usona Esperantisto) into the appropriate field. –Tamfang (talk) 04:24, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

what the leo?[edit]

"Olivier Simon was selected by LCS to create "Leosprache" for the German short-film Der Liebe Leo.[4]" .... hmmm.... first, the quote is a dead link - second, the (short)film is not only a rather bland reel, the leosprache does not come across as a shining example of the trait either. imho: not worth a quote here. -- (talk) 01:13, 1 December 2013 (UTC)