User talk:Sordel

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Welcome, Sordel!

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Night Thoughts (poem)[edit]

Hi, Sordel. I've moved the "Night Thoughts" article from Night Thoughts (Poem) to Night Thoughts (poem), because it's standard Wikipedia style to have the disambiguating term in lowercase. (The other "Night Thoughts", Night Thoughts (Doctor Who audio), is an exception because its disambiguating term, Doctor Who, is a proper noun.) I just wanted to explain the move. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 17:21, 27 August 2006 (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 refered 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) 09:13, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Spoiler tag[edit]

Response back with question. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:37, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Death in the Clouds[edit]

Seems fine to me, added infobox - now needs 1st edition cover image. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 07:59, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Dumb Witness[edit]

Hi, thanks for your contribution on this article. I hope you will make many more, as experts on the field of literature are scarce on Wikipedia; your expertise is very welcome. You asked me why I rated this article as Start-class, as you could see no possible ways of exapnding it. Here are some suggestions for expanding:

  • how was this novel received by readers, press & critics, literature scholars?
  • how does it compare to the other Poirot novels? to other Agatha Christie novels? to other detective novels?
  • Were there any books, events or other things that influenced AC in writing this novel or choosing the subject?
  • What was the influence of this novel on other writers or on society?
  • Did the tv adaptation follow the novel to the letter, or were there any changes made?
  • Did it win any awards?
  • Do you have any sources to be added?

For some inspiration, see The Hound of the Baskervilles. Good luck! Errabee 10:48, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi again, thanks for your votes on the Top-important page. Your votes were the first since August 25, so while I really appreciate your views, and also do think we need to come to some form of consensus which novels should be rated Top-important, it does seem that it is too early to tell right now. The process of assigning ratings is uncoordinated and everybody can rate novels as Top-important, bypassing the discussion that I tried to set up.
I consulted Kevinalewis about this (see here) and his response), and we agreed that the current user base who seem to really care is not large enough just now. So we changed tack: we simply let the process go on, and when the time comes that it really matters, we will adopt another procedure and reevaluate if necessary. Errabee 15:22, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Invite to consider Novels WikiProject Collaborations[edit]

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Hi, as you have been contributing to a number of novels articles recently I would personally like to invite you to have a look at and consider participating in, our WikiProject Novels Collaboration department.

We propose articles to have a concerted effort at and once agreed edit away to make as many improvements as we can.!!

We look forward to possibly gaining the benefit of your input! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 11:28, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

indeed, no membership as such - contribute as often and as much as you can - many of us glean a lot of our information from the web, but specialist literature (reference material) is always useful. Any way thanks for the positive reponse. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 12:00, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue V - October 2006[edit]

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Hercule Poirot[edit]

Your work on this article looks first rate to me - I would nominate it for GA status if I were you and see what people suggest. I have taken the liberty of trimming the size of the supporting images a little and moving a couple to the left. I think is better balances the text out. Nice one! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 07:41, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

First time I've heard that, but you may be right, have a check on the GA pages. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:14, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Novels Collaboration of the Month[edit]

You supported Doctor Zhivago, which has been selected as the Novels WikiProject's new Collaboration of the Month. Please help improve this article towards featured article standard. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 11:20, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue VI - November 2006[edit]

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter: Issue VII - December 2006[edit]

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Greetings![edit]

Greeting, sir. I wondered when you would turn up here. I'll be keeping my beady eye on you.... ;) Rockpocket 20:13, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Novels Collaboration of the Month[edit]

You supported The Scarlet Letter, which has been selected as the Novels WikiProject's new Collaboration of the Month. Please help improve this article towards featured article standard. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 10:19, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Cat Among the Pigeons.jpg)[edit]

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Plot devices in Agatha Christie's novels[edit]

I noticed you created the article Plot devices in Agatha Christie's novels, and I was wondering if you used any sources to create the article. Thanks!--Martin925 20:45, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXI - February 2008[edit]

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AfD nomination of Plot devices in Agatha Christie's novels[edit]

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An editor has nominated Plot devices in Agatha Christie's novels, an article on which you have worked or that you created, for deletion. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not").

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXII - March 2008[edit]

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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) 14:00, 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) 13:41, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels Newsletter - September 2008[edit]

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Chance (novel)[edit]

Dear Sordel, This is just a courtesy visit to apprise yout that I took the liberty to make a slight expansion to your article with references to support it. Hope, you'd like it. I'd appreciate your say on this. Best regards, (MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) 05:41, 21 February 2014 (UTC))

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GamerGate Sources[edit]

Hello! Sorry if I am going through Wikipedia like this. But I noticed you were active on the GamerGate article, and as I attempted to put in several articles that may be of help to gain a objective viewpoint on the article, but due to it being protected it's very hard to get this information to that site. Would it be of any use of I may ask for your help to put these articles into the viewpoint for others who wish to gain a wider viewpoint on what GamerGate is through sources that mostly follow the rules of WP:RS.

I will not post them here as I am asking first just in case. But would appreciate it since sources are important. Thank you if you read this. TheRealVordox (talk) 18:38, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

As you will have seen, I was unable to convince a substantial minority of other editors to make the very modest change that I was suggesting. I am afraid that the page will be an "ideological prisoner" of those who are trying to push a particular agenda for the foreseeable future, so I am not going to continue to participate in the debate regarding that page. I've had my say and the fish aren't biting. Sordel (talk) 12:39, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Once Mainstream Media have a spin, it's hard to change anything. Even worse is that GamerGate is considerd a controversy due to it's focus. This means of course only the controversial side would be shown rather than what the positives are. Guess We're just along for the ride until further newsites have their say. Atleast in about 3-6 years the proper sources would show the misinformation. Especially if the Mainstream Media gives up following it to let the smaller media that are reliable sources show the real side of what GamerGate focused on. But for now, passive on it. One of the sadder sides of this Wikipedia article is that there's atleast over 10 sites already reporting on how the article has lots of inconsistencies or other errors, but only 5 sources are credited to talking about the article. As said, got to be passive and wait. Don't worry about the article too much and don't feel bad for leaving the discussion. It's a loaded article still after all. TheRealVordox (talk) 16:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
It's been a very interesting insight into another aspect of Wikipedia. Not being an active Wikipedian I occasionally stumble into these very entrenched editorial debates. In this case I just came looking for the facts and immediately recognised that the timeline "felt" wrong from what I followed last Autumn (more wrong emphasis than wrong facts). If you're looking for detail but the entire direction of the article seems misguided, that's the point at which I feel the need to do some actual editing. This one has "hands off" written all over it though. Sordel (talk) 17:44, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

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