Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Writing about fiction

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Expanding WP:NOTPLOT[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not#Expanding NOTPLOT. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 (talk) 08:45, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Addition about categories[edit]

I boldly added a brief guidance about categories on fiction pages, based on a discussion at the VG project, where we were finding people categorized a work into every possible fictional catchall aspect, which is a failure of the categorization system if these aren't kept in check. Please review. --MASEM (t) 01:07, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Plot and secondary sources[edit]

The plot summary for a work, on a page about that work, does not need to be sourced with in-line citations, as it is generally assumed that the work itself is the primary source for the plot summary. However, editors are encouraged to add sourcing if possible. If a plot summary includes a direct quote from the work, this must be cited using inline citations per WP:QUOTE. Sometimes a work will be summarized by secondary sources, which can be used for sourcing. Otherwise, using brief quotation citations from the primary work can be helpful to source key or complex plot points.

(Emphasis mine.) Do we really not prefer secondary sources for the plot when they feasibly exist? It's just all the same that it's sourced or unsourced? – czar 22:58, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters?[edit]

Please take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters? Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 23:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Note: It has been proposed at this RfC to add material to MOS:FICT.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  01:07, 21 August 2015 (UTC)