Template talk:Stephen Baxter

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Why no stone spring? section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:04, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Holy giganti-template! Can't this be shrunk down a bit? There's a lot of empty space, and I don't see a need for the footnotes inside the infobox... save that information for the book's article. - Motor (talk) 16:54, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

I've just updated the template with a more compact format. It's just a suggestion, feel free to modify it, or even revert it if you wish. I just copied the data across into the more compact table unmodified... but IMO, it needs a few things removing: the "year in literature" links, the books that haven't been published yet, and the footnotes within the templates. - Motor (talk) 21:04, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestions, they make it a lot easier to read. However I was wondering would it be acceptable to remove the italics because the writing is small and italics make the text hard to read. Just thought it might be a violation of some policy/rule in Wikipedia being as I am refering to the book as a book. Thanks again. Lcarsdata Talk | @ | Contribs 18:27, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the style rules apply even in an infobox. If the text is too small, you could try boosting the "font-size" attribute in the table. Currently it's 95%... you've bought yourself some space by dropping the footnotes so, it's worth a try. - Motor (talk) 18:59, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

edit link[edit]

Will this template needs so frequent updating/correcting as to require an edit link? Circeus 16:13, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

I put it their, not because it needs so frequently updating/correcting but to make life easier when we need too. Also their are a few new books coming out and when we get some new articles for the boks that are currently out we will need to update it (recently most of the red links have been commented out). So I think it is useful. Lcarsdata Talk | @ | Contribs | My RfA 11:56, 30 April 2006 (UTC)

The title for the 'A Time Odyssey' series was misspelled as 'A Time Odesy'. Now corrected. 00:56, 9 May 2006 (UTC)chaos95

Red links[edit]

The template is meant to be a complete list of all of Stephen Baxter's published books, the fact that some of these don't have articles is an internal Wikipedia thing, but is not a reason to comment them out of the list.

If no one objects I will restore them to visibility in a couple of days. Lcarsdata Talk | @ | Contribs 10:02, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

The solution to the problem of red linked books is simple: create the article as a stub for the time being. But regarding your comment about published books: Resplendent isn't published yet. At the very least it needs something like (Sept, 2006) adding after it... or possibly removing from the template until it is released. - Motor (talk) 10:21, 13 May 2006 (UTC)