User talk:EmphasisMine

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Important Query[edit]

Are you still active here? How can I get in touch with you? Antrodemus (talk) 22:45, 6 February 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antrodemus (talkcontribs) 10:23, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For the great work in creating the article on Lennox Broster.
Tom Morris (talk) 09:57, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Fictions[edit]

The term is "fiction", not "fictions". Prhartcom (talk) 18:29, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi, and thanks for commenting! I created Category:Interactive fictions as a "set category" for the fictional works, as opposed to the "topic category" Category:Interactive fiction. The plural "interactive fictions" is used in some published sources[1][2][3], and it's in Wiktionary (not added by me). However, it's true that "fiction" is usually a non-count noun. Do you think "Interactive fiction works" or "Works of interactive fiction" would be an improvement? EALacey (talk) 19:03, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply! I think you convinced me to leave it alone. The Wiktionary entry was convincing (although the following example is for a different kind of fiction than what we're talking about: "The company’s accounts contained a number of blatant fictions.") Even the Wikipedia article on fiction says "these kinds of fictions" one time (although it uses fiction as an uncountable noun a few other times). And I see what you mean how "set categories" are always plural. Prhartcom (talk) 19:19, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Personally, I can't stand "Interactive fictions". I prefer "Works of interactive fiction". Ntsimp (talk) 14:34, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

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Proteus[edit]

When you say based on the article, do you mean the Wikipedia page itself? The article itself cannot be used as a source. I've made that mistake multiple times before I was finally told it can't be used. Here's why: "Wikipedia articles (and Wikipedia mirrors) are not reliable sources for any purpose" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources. It's under the section describing primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.Dohvahkiin (talk) 14:30, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes, I'd seen that the Wikipedia page described Proteus as having an open world and hadn't noticed that the sources cited didn't cover this statement. EALacey (talk) 14:45, 29 December 2016 (UTC)