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Source information for 100 Greatest Villains (Wizard magazine)Edit

Could you please fill in some of the source details on Talk:100 Greatest Villains (Wizard magazine)? / edg 02:16, 29 October 2007 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of Through the NeverEdit

A tag has been placed on Through the Never requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a band, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for musical topics.

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AfD nomination of 100 Greatest Villains (Wizard magazine)Edit

An editor has nominated 100 Greatest Villains (Wizard magazine), 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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Welcome to Wikipedia:WikiProject European historyEdit

Welcome, sorry for the delay in getting a message out. The project is slowly reorganizing. The Project page is a bit out of date and needs updating badly. Please check the talk page for more current information and please Tag, Tag, Tag, the talk pages of any article in this topic so we can start trying to coordinate work on articles and give us some suggestions on the talk page for how we can get this Project moving again. Currently there are hundreds of related articles that are not tagged yet. Thanks and again, welcome!--Doug.(talk contribs) 03:29, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Scale enigmaticaEdit

A tag has been placed on Scale enigmatica requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an article with no content whatsoever, or whose contents consist only of external links, "See also" section, book reference, category tag, template tag, interwiki link, rephrasing of the title, or an attempt to contact the subject of the article. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that a copy be emailed to you. Tdh5609 (talk) 16:04, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

ItalicsEdit

I was under the impression that all stories go with italics, and in one of your edits to The Jaunt (short story), you said this was not so. I would like to make up my mistakes, as I added italics to a lot of short story articles, and I do not want to make a fool of myself by ignoring what may be the correct format. Could you tell me where it says that we are not supposed to italics for short stories? --MwNNrules (talk) 17:21, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your responce, I'll get back to correcting the articles. --MwNNrules (talk) 18:30, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to the Novels WikiProjectEdit

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! Liveste (talkedits) 22:09, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

The Novels WikiProject Newsletter - Issue XXV - June 2008Edit

The June 2008 issue of the Novels WikiProject newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you. SteveBot (owner) 23:40, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

The Concentration CityEdit

Hello, I guess as creator of The Concentration City you have this article on your watchlist, but in case not: you might want to read my contribution to Talk:The Concentration City. Best regards --Cyfal (talk) 15:49, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of The God That Failed (song)Edit

A proposed deletion template has been added to the article The God That Failed (song), suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised because even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 23:14, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Calling all active WP:NOVELS membersEdit

WikiProject Novels Roll Call

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) 14:28, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Novels Newsletter - September 2008Edit

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The Novels WikiProject Newsletter
Issue XXVI - September 2008
Project news
Member news
  • The members list is currently under review so we have moved all past active member's name to a Incumbent List and are doing a Project Roll Call. If you still consider yourself an active WP:NOVELS editor, please add your name back to the Active Members List. You may also wish to add your name to any of our many Project Task Forces.
Task force news
Novel-related news
  • Devil May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks ("writing as Ian Fleming"), has become Penguin Books fastest selling hardcover fiction title. It is the latest installment in the book series about British secret agent James Bond and was released to coincide with the 100th anniversary of late Bond creator Ian Fleming's birthday on May 28, 1908.
  • Me Cheeta: the Autobiography, written by a ghostwriter, is the autobiography of Cheeta the Chimp who is listed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest recorded non-human primate at the age of 76. He has appeared in various movie roles which included twelve Tarzan movies and even battled addiction to alcohol and cigars. The book is not published until October 1, but judges for the 2008 Guardian First Book Award were sent a early version and were so impressed that they have included it on the 10-strong longlist.
  • Stephenie Meyer, who is listed by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people of 2008, has decided not to continue with writing her draft for Midnight Sun after 12 chapters of the unfinished manuscript were leaked on the internet.
Current debates
  • Categories for Discussion has a series of discussions about whether to categorize certain specific types of fictional characters: double agents, dictators, characters with eidetic memory, etc. Advice from any Novels project members would be valuable in assisting them.
  • WikiProject Media franchises aims to help editors with the coordination of articles within the thousands of media franchises which exist and has requested input from our members. They are currently discussing a naming convention for franchise articles. Since this may affect one or more articles in our Novel project, they would like to get opinions before implimenting any changes.
From the Members

With the Newsletter being almost three months overdue, I have decided to take on the position of Editor to make sure it reaches you regularly on time each month. The Newsletter is meant to inspire and encourage our team of Editors and so my goal shall be to make it informative and interesting each issue.

We now have many positions vacant in our Project Team, so we are looking for members who have the time and interest to take on the various roles, details of which can be found at the Job Centre. Shortly a Coordinator nominations notice shall also be sent out to all members, which will commence the annual Coordinator selection process.

Next month's Newsletter will include a message from our Coordinator Maria, who will introduce herself and speak on our forthcoming elections for extra Coordinators.

Boylo (talk), Editor

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    Note: This article was previously deleted due to lack of notability, but that now can be established since winning this award.

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AfD nomination of The God That Failed (song)Edit

I have nominated The God That Failed (song), an article you created, for deletion. I do not think that this article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and have explained why at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The God That Failed (song). Your opinions on the matter are welcome at that same discussion page; also, you are welcome to edit the article to address these concerns. Thank you for your time. BigHaz - Schreit mich an 07:32, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

My pleasure, ArdClose. I love researching and learning, so the saving of someone else's article comes as an extra-added bonus. But after two years of this, the over all "less is more" Wiki-zeitgeist has got to me, and I've thrown in the towel. Sometimes-- as in building an encylopedia, for example-- less is actually less. I got lucky (I really know absolutely nothing about Metallica) and found that essay, so the article survives on a technicality... until the next AfD trial... But why shouldn't we have an article on every song by a major band, just because, it's a song by a major band? Any information we can put together on it would be interesting, useful and... encyclopedic... But the Wiki-rules say no, "interesting" and "useful" are bad... My thoughts are that the purpose of an encyclopedia is to build up articles, not rules. Anyway, I've run around screaming about this kind of thing long enough, to no avail, and have retired to an off-Wiki research project. But do let me know if an anti-Deletionism rebellion ever gets started, I'll be happy to join in. Cheers! Dekkappai (talk) 19:17, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, ArdClose... took me a while to figure out what that note was in reference to :) Right-- an encyclopaedia of "the sum of human knowledge"... that's the line that lured me into contributing here. Unfortunately, the "if I haven't heard of it, it's not notable" crowd seems to have the upper hand these days... Regards. Dekkappai (talk) 22:42, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

AfD nomination of Nam Yang Pugilistic AssociationEdit

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Proposed deletion of File:Tiger-crane-combo.jpgEdit

 

The file File:Tiger-crane-combo.jpg has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Unused logo with no article used, it's also can't move to commons because of an unused logo will be deleted as of out of project scope.

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