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I'm going to have a go at writing a summary...
- Sir Thursday
Good job. Unfortunately all the MBF pages seem to be getting hit with warnings about their plot summaries being too long. Not too sure why when the summaries for other book series are of a similar nature. OTOH, the Wheel of Time pages have very compact plot summaries. Maybe we should be aiming for something similar? Just hitting the 'beats' of the storyline without detailing every single minor plot element? I know this will be difficult due to the complexity of MBF, but it's something we'll have to look at.--Werthead 23:55, 17 September 2006 (UTC)
I've shortened this up a fair bit, and while its not compact, it removes a lot of extraneous details and leaves a few plot hooks open for the reader to be caught on. While I doubt this is sufficient, its a step in the right direction. I'll see what work I can do on the other MBF books over the next week or so. I doubt this will get us all the way, but IMO, its a step in the right direction. Having examined some other book overviews and the like, it might be best to break the plot up into individual segments and thus get rid of the warning. Kedlav 10:57, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
One down. Gods I'm afraid of doing GotM Kedlav 10:18, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
The article, as it stands now, is currently in violation of WP:NOT#INDISCRIMINATE section seven, as it is mainly a plot summary. More information will be need to be added concerning real-world context and sourced analysis, offering detail on a work's achievements, impact or historical significance, or it will continue to be in violation of policy. This is a major series; we should bring it into compliance.[[User:MPoint|MPoint]
Comment on the 'Policy violation'
I couldn't figure out how to comment to this right, but this is my(tehol's) attempt.
The plot summary may be long, but it is short relatively, considering the book is 698 pages. I understand that the article is in violation of policy, but I find it misleading to say the plot is too long. If there is an approximate ratio of real life significance to plot summary that needs to be attained, then it is not the plot that is too long, but the rest is too short.