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Restoration comedy[edit]

Self-nom, all my own work, in a literary period with mostly 1911 EB coverage. (Although things are changing—check out Geogre's great A Tale of a Tub on the Main page today!) I'm kind of pleased with this article, but without any input from other people I've probably become blind to its glaring defects. Nobody has changed a single pixel during the whole time I've been expanding it from stubhood. The Talk page is just me muttering to myself, shuffling about in a dressing-gown, becoming agoraphobic. I'd love to get some comments.--[[User:Bishonen|Bishonen (Talk)]] 14:35, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)

  • Support, this is what wiki is all about, keep on the good work. GeneralPatton 14:46, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Comment: 2 of the pictures are completely black on my screen. Can you fix them? [[User:MacGyverMagic|Mgm|(talk)]] 16:36, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
    • Black... ? Gulp. No, I don't think I can. I'm pretty new to images altogether and they look fine in my browser (Mozilla 1.6 for mac). Please help, somebody. David? ALoan?--[[User:Bishonen|Bishonen (Talk)]] 16:48, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • They look fine to me (current versions of Safari, Firefox, IE on a Mac) Paul August 17:38, Nov 14, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support: Superb article. I have made three tiny edits. It's a magnificent overview of the subject and superior to the background I got in grad school on the subject. Geogre 17:42, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. Contains everything a good Wikipedia article should contain - excellent work! Zerbey 18:01, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Support: An excellent article from this editor who is always well informed, astute, and providing an expert and 21st century view essential to keep these important cultural subjects alive. Giano 21:03, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  • Oppose until those black images are fixed, I'm having that same problem. Everyking 22:22, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC) Fixed now, support. Everyking 00:25, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • That's not really an actionable objection unless you're a developer, which I submit is an unreasonably high bar for WP:FAC - the problem is that Internet Explorer can't render the thumbnails of PNG images fed to it by MediaWiki - David Gerard 23:00, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
      • Giano informs me that the trouble on his screen is with the first and the fifth image, I'm assuming that's the same for everybody. What distinguishes the first and fifth from the others is that they aren't thumbs, they're frames. They're pretty small images, so I wanted to show them full size. So, not being a developer, should I work around the problem by turning those frames into, uh, full-size thumbs? I ask again that somebody help with this, though. Since all the images already look good on my screen, it's hard for me to know whether anything I do fixes the problem or not.--[[User:Bishonen|Bishonen (Talk)]] 23:32, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
      • I've looked at the images and it seems that MediaWiki and IE might not be all to blame this time, even though IE's PNG support is abysmal. It seems that there is some corruption, particularly in the gamma chunk of the PNGs. It should be solveable, and I'm talking to Bishonen on my talk page. — David Remahl 23:40, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
        • The images problem should be solved now, please verify (don't forget to clear your cache first). — David Remahl 23:52, 14 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • I have looked at it with Firefox and IE 6.0 under Win XP Home, and both showed the images, though IE did threaten to time out on a dial up connection (shrug). Geogre 04:01, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • Some friendly advice guys, Jettison IE ;-) Paul August 03:34, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent. Paul August 03:34, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support Filiocht 08:29, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support, although query whether the article ought to discuss later plays that are often - perhaps loosely - called "restoration comedy" based on their style, such as the works of Sheridan, including The School for Scandal and The Rivals. Also, is it worth linking this Spanish (!) project to catalogue the restoration comedies? -- ALoan (Talk) 15:05, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

[moved extended discussion to Talk:restoration comedy]

  • Support. Wonderful. PRIIS 17:05, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)