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Your edits to Margaret Singer introduction...[edit]

... look good. Thank you. Smee 00:18, 14 May 2007 (UTC).

Welcome to Novels WikiProject[edit]

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Hi, and welcome to the Novels WikiProject! As you may have guessed, we're a group of editors working to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to fiction books often referred to as "Novels".

A few features that you might find helpful:

There are a variety of interesting things to do within the project; you're free to participate however much—or little—you like:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the members, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 07:39, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

And I'll add a more specific welcome to the Short Story Task Force from a relatively new member as well! -Midnightdreary 02:49, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Encantadas[edit]

Hey Scrawlspacer, good to hear from you, and I'm glad we've got someone who knows what they're talking about on board. The style I use here is from Wikipedia:Citing sources/example style. I believe it's based on the APA style. As far as I know, no particular style is favored over another, but it's generally best not to replace one style with another if someone has already formatted it according to one. That is, as long as the style is consistent within the article; if not, then just go ahead and pick one to make it consistent.

I can understand your frustration in getting reverted, especially if people are being unfriendly about it. When I was a newbie I had some experiences that nearly put me off of the project. A good solution may be bringing up your intentions on the talk page before making major edits, so that others can see what it is you want to do. I'm available to lend a hand if you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.--Cúchullain t/c 05:22, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

The epic whale[edit]

Hi, I keep track of references to the Epic disambiguation page, so you might want to review where you want Epic to link to. Since you are in the middle of editing, I'll leave it to you. Normally, I would either pipe the link to Epic poetry or unlink it (implying the dictionary meaning), depending on how well the article applies. I'll check back in a few days and make a change if I see you haven't. I don't think linking to the dab page makes sense. . . (John User:Jwy talk) 23:52, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Herman Melville[edit]

You're doing some great work on the Herman Melville article, so keep it up! Might I suggest an author navigation box to cut out the lengthy bibliography section? Take a look at Template:Edgar Allan Poe and Template:Charles Dickens for some examples. Let me know if you need help. -Midnightdreary 21:40, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I thought I'd give it a try myself. Let me know what you think: Template:Herman Melville. We can add it the bottom of all the articles for his books, stories, etc. as well as to Melville's main article. That'll allow us to take out the huge bibliography chunk. The template loses a little information (such as links to full text) but that would be rectified once we get articles on each of these works... I think that's the ultimate idea with these nav-boxes. Okay, let me know what you think!! -Midnightdreary 20:13, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIII - June 2007[edit]

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Sale, Greater Manchester FAC[edit]

Hi. I'm sorry to bother you, but as a LoCE member, I just wondered if you would be willing to have a look through the Sale, Greater Manchester article. It is currently a Featured Article Candidate and needs a copy-edit for grammar by someone who hasn't yet seen it. Any other ways to improve the article would also be welcome. Thank you very much, if you can. Epbr123 15:59, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Whilst I agree that the History section is patchy, I'm afraid that I don't think the edits you made improved it. You sugest adding more information, but you have remoced important information such as the the origin of the name of Sale, and the finds of Roman coins and a neolithic arrow head; toponomy is a required element of WP:UKCITIES and surely the ancient finds are notable. I think that some of the 'choppyness' results from an attempt to include too much unimportant information, some text does need to be pruned from the section - for instance that Sale Old Hall's dovecote survives is worth noting, but it's use isn't especially, and perhaps the material on who owned Sale, such as the de Sales and de Carringtons.

The dead reference occured between your edits (see here). Also I'm concerned that your rephrasal of some sentences may be slightly misleading, ie:"solely a farming community", there is no such thing, there is always some form of trade. As such I would like your permission to revert you edits to the history section and I'll have a go at addressing the issues. Nev1 13:59, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

I've only had a quick look, but I was happy to see the missing stuff reinstated. Everyone has their blind spots. I've not given it a close read but someone else has. Nev1 09:25, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue XIV - July 2007[edit]

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League of Copyeditors[edit]

I'm very sorry I haven't had a chance to welcome you earlier, I have been incredibly busy lately. We are glad to have your help. Currently, we have really cut down the backlog of articles in need of copyedit. Therefore, a major goal at this moment is to identify new articles that are in need of work. When you run across them, be sure to tag them for copyediting.

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to drop me a line. Trusilver 21:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

The TV Set: Category-problem[edit]

To categorize alphabetically, 2 possibilities:

  • 1. [Category:TV Set, The]---------and ONLY THAT category will be listed like that.
  • 2. {DEFAULTSORT:TV Set, The}------and ALL categories will be listed like that.

Stefanomione 11:07, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Epic Language[edit]

In his book Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity, Richard Rorty analyzed the psychology of the "Ironist". The "Ironist" is somebody who is impressed by the use of ironic language. MY QUESTION: Are there books written about the use of epic language (= the language/vocabulary of myths, great narratives, the Bible, Dante, ...) ?? You can write to stefanomione@yahoo.fr Stefanomione 11:18, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

About your comment on my open letter[edit]

Thanks for your exhaustive, thought provoking and well balanced comment.

Your text appears somewhat lengthy, but it is dense and very well structured. People tend to browse long comments too superficially, and your comment deserves more attention. I added paragraph titles to make it more appealing, and to more easily refer to specific parts of your comment in my answer. If you don't like the titles, please just edit or remove them or ask me to remove them and I will do it.

In your text, I substituted "strikethrough option" with "strikethrough formatting option" (notice that I included an internal link), because I think that not everybody knows the meaning of the word "strikethrough" (I didn't).

My answer is published on my user talk page. Paolo.dL 11:43, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

I answered to your latest comment. Please tell me whether my hypothesis is correct or not, and consider my final request. Paolo.dL 11:33, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I will soon archive your latest comment and my answer in a separate sub-page of my talk page. If you want me to wait for your reply, please warn me. Paolo.dL 10:08, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Since you didn't answer to my request posted above and dated 13 July 2007, and you wrote "I hope your dealings with you in the future will be minimal", I consider our discussion closed. Therefore, I am archiving the second part of it, which is quite interesting for me, but in my opinion not relevant in the context of my open letter. If you change your mind, feel free to continue our discussion in this page. I will insert the archive in my watchlist and I will anwer. Thank you again for your first comment, which remains one of the most interesting parts of my open letter. With regards, Paolo.dL 10:19, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter : Issue XV - August 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XVII - October 2007[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XIX - December 2007[edit]

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League of Copyeditors roll call[edit]

CopyeditorIcon3.png Greetings from the League of Copyeditors. Your name is listed on our members page, but we are unsure how many of the people listed there are still active contributors to the League's activities. If you are still interested in participating in the work of the League, please follow the instructions at the members page to add your name to the active members list. Once you have done that, you might want to familiarise yourself with the new requests system, which has replaced the old /proofreading subpage. As the old system is now deprecated, the main efforts of the League should be to clear the substantial backlog which still exists there.
The League's services are in as high demand as ever, as evinced by the increasing backlog on our requests pages, both old and new. While FA and GA reviewers regularly praise the League's contributions to reviewed articles, we remain perennially understaffed. Fulfilling requests to polish the prose of Wikipedia's highest-profile articles is a way that editors can make a very noticeable difference to the appearance of the encyclopedia. On behalf of the League, if you do consider yourself to have left, I hope you will consider rejoining; if you consider yourself inactive, I hope you will consider returning to respond to just one request per week, or as many as you can manage. Merry Christmas and happy editing, The League of Copyeditors.

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XX - January 2008[edit]

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19th-century novels task force[edit]

Hi, Scrawlspacer. I'm starting up a 19th-century novels task force for WP:NOVELS. This would cover the works of many well-known authors, including Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Victor Hugo and Leo Tolstoy. If you think you'd be interested in supporting or participating in the task force, please let me know. Cheers. – Liveste [talkcontrib] 10:40, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

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WikiProject Novels - 1st Coordinators Election[edit]

An election has been proposed and has been set up for this project. Description of the roles etc., can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Coordinators. If you wish to stand, enter your candidacy before the end of March and ask your questions of anyone already standing at Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/Coordinators/May 2008. Voting will start on the 1st April and close at the end of April. The intention is for the appointments to last from May - November 2008. For other details check out the pages or ask. KevinalewisBot (talk) 13:54, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXIII - April 2008[edit]

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Calling all active WP:NOVELS members[edit]

WikiProject Novels Roll Call
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WikiProject Novels is currently holding a roll call, which we hope to have annually. Your username is listed on the members list, but we are unsure as to which editors are still active within the project. If you still consider yourself an active WP:Novels editor, please add your name back to the Active Members list. Also feel free to join any of our task forces and take a look at the project's Job Centre to get involved!

Next month we will begin the coordinator election selection process. We hope to have more involvement and input this time around! More news will be forthcoming. Thanks, everyone! María (habla conmigo) 13:38, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels Newsletter - September 2008[edit]

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But I'm a Cheerleader[edit]

Hi, I just reverted a couple of your changes to But I'm a Cheerleader, see Talk:But I'm a Cheerleader. Regards, --BelovedFreak 10:29, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

I've replied to you at my talkpage, and will be happy to discuss any changes or issues at the article talkpage. Good work though! :) --BelovedFreak 17:07, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Arnold Resnicoff[edit]

Hi, I am participating to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikify/Drives of December 2010 and one of the articles I've "wikified" is: Arnold Resnicoff. I added many wlinks and improved its layout. So, I removed the {{wikify}} template placed on top of that page. Obviously I read the entire article many times. Then I visited its talk page to ask you (the editor who placed it) the reason why it is NOT {{NPOV}} and which lines ot parts of the article are NOT NPOV. But, when I read your statement about it: "I don't think I've ever seen an article so obviously written by its subject.... The article needs heavy editing..." I decided to write a message here on your talk page. I don't know the subject of that article nor am I connected with him or with other persons or "circles" close to him in any way. I think that the greatest part of it (about 95% or more) is well sourced and well written. One section (Military chaplaincy) should probably be rewritten because it is a bit too long (I tried to divide it in subsections, but I have not done it yet) and it also repeats the same content for 2 times. There are a couple of lines that maybe were not NPOV, but I think that I've fixed all of those points. It needs a {{Infobox person}} but I'm not sure which one to use (military, religious, or general???). Do you think that there is a chance to solve this dispute and find a solution that works fine for Wikipedia? Thank you in advance, have a great week ahead, and happy editing! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:24, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

John Haslam (disambiguation)[edit]

Hello, just letting you know that this page has been nominated for speedy deletion under the criteria at Template:db-disambig. See W:TWODABS for more details. Please contest the deletion if you disagree. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 11:44, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

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