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More opinions needed at Requested move Nineteen Eighty-Four → 1984Edit

It would be really helpful to get more opinions here. Thanks! PermStrump(talk)

Novels by Colin DexterEdit

The articles on the 13 Inspector Morse series novels by Colin Dexter need work. Only one includes reviews of the novels, and few have any inline citations at all. The first novel is Last Bus to Woodstock, from which you can access the following twelve. I put in a References section in each article, anticipating that there will be inline citations some day. Few have a Plot summary that covers the resolution as well as the crimes, fewer list the the characters. I read one of the novels, The Jewel That Was Ours, and I found two reviews of that novel online. My plot summary is too long by 400 words, so I need to shorten it someday. Two of his novels won the Gold Dagger award for Crime novels, and there is no plot summary for one of those novels nor any external reviews.

I have read just the one book in the series, so I cannot do more than set up a more consistent pattern in the articles. I could hunt for reviews, which I suspect are out there, online perhaps. There is a book cited in each article that apparently collects reviews of the novels, but I do not have that book. The novels were adapted into a television series, and then two more television series, on following the main character's death (Inspector Lewis or Lewis), and the other exploring Morse's early days in the police force (Endeavour). The actor who player Morse, John Thaw, was a very good actor, drawing many viewers to the television series. I tried to separate the mentions of the adaptations from the sections on the novels. There is an article with a List of Inspector Morse episodes, and the plot summaries in those are mainly blurbs; even the longer ones never get to the denouement. Anyway, there are many opportunities for work on the articles about the novels or about the television series. I did expect that the novels would have more complete articles, given the interest in the series, so help is welcome! --Prairieplant (talk)

ELNEVER policy violations throughout the Harry Potter articlesEdit


    For policy or technical reasons, editors are restricted from linking to the following, without exception: Policy: material that violates the copyrights of others per contributors' rights and obligations should not be linked, whether in an external-links section or in a citation. ... Knowingly directing others to material that violates copyright might be considered contributory copyright infringement.

  • See Harry Potter articles linking to, which seems to exist only to host copyright violations related to Harry Potter. (The website mostly hosts scanned copies of news articles.)

These policy violations should be removed from all Harry Potter articles: please mark them done as you replace or remove the ELNEVER accio-quote references.

  1. Albus Dumbledore   Done Poirot09 (talk) 15:04, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  2. Avatar (computing)   Done Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 19:01, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
  3. Bumblebee   Done Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 03:18, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia   Done ~ L 🌸 (talk) 23:08, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
  5. Draco Malfoy   Done by Poirot09 on May 12 (talk) 14:32, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  6. Dumbledore's Army   Done Poirot09 (talk) 16:02, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  7. Elizabeth Goudge   Done DanCherek (talk) 23:40, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  8. Fictional portrayals of psychopaths   Done SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:49, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  9. Fictional universe of Harry Potter   Done Poirot09 (talk) 12:21, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
  10. Ginny Weasley   Done DanCherek (talk) 18:54, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  11. Harry Potter (GA)   Done Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 20:59, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
  12. Harry Potter (character)   Done Poirot09 (talk) 15:04, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire   Done Poirot09 (talk) 18:00, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban   Done Poirot09 (talk) 18:00, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone   Done Poirot09 (talk) 18:00, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  16. Harry Potter fandom   Done Poirot09 (talk) 12:21, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
  17. Harry Potter (film series)   Done DanCherek (talk) 23:24, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  18. Harry Potter influences and analogues   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  19. Hermione Granger   Done Poirot09 (talk) 15:04, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  20. Hogwarts   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  21. Jessica Mitford   Done SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:42, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  22. John Nettleship   Done ~ L 🌸 (talk) 23:08, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
  23. List of fictional cats in literature   Done DanCherek (talk) 18:40, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  24. List of supporting Harry Potter characters   Done Poirot09 (talk) 11:06, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
  25. London Underground in popular culture   Done DanCherek (talk) 19:02, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  26. Lord Voldemort   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  27. Low fantasy   Done DanCherek (talk) 18:57, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  28. Luna Lovegood   Done Poirot09 (talk) 17:07, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  29. Magic in fiction   Done SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:29, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  30. Magic in Harry Potter   Done Poirot09 (talk) 11:06, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
  31. Magical creatures in Harry Potter   Done by TNstingray on August 2 (talk) 02:50, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  32. Magical objects in Harry Potter   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  33. Magician (fantasy)   Done SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:44, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  34. Minerva McGonagall   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  35. Ministry of Magic   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  36. Muggle   Done Poirot09 (talk) 15:00, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
  37. Neville Longbottom   Done Poirot09 (talk) 12:01, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
  38. Order of the Phoenix (fictional organisation)   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  39. Places in Harry Potter   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  40. Politics of Harry Potter   Done Poirot09 (talk) 17:07, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  41. Religious debates over the Harry Potter series Couldn't find any - I assume somebody's already   Done this one. (talk) 02:32, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  42. Religion in The Chronicles of Narnia   Done Poirot09 (talk) 12:01, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
  43. Remus Lupin   Done Poirot09 (talk) 16:15, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  44. Robbie Coltrane   Done DanCherek (talk) 00:29, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  45. Ron Weasley   Done Couldn't fine any, so someone must have already removed it. TNstingray (talk) 00:58, 28 August 2022 (UTC)
  46. Rubeus Hagrid   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  47. Severus Snape   Done TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
  48. Shipping (fandom)   Done Poirot09 (talk) 14:22, 2 July 2022 (UTC)
  49. Sirius Black   Done DanCherek (talk) 00:31, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
  50. Snape, Suffolk   Done ~ L 🌸 (talk) 05:45, 4 March 2022 (UTC)
  51. The Tales of Beedle the Bard   Done Poirot09 (talk) 16:03, 28 June 2022 (UTC)
  52. This Is Spinal Tap   Done SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:53, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  53. Three Witches   Done DanCherek (talk) 23:58, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  54. West Country English   Done SandyGeorgia (Talk) 23:11, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  55. Wizarding World   Done Poirot09 (talk) 17:49, 28 June 2022 (UTC)

SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:04, 8 February 2022 (UTC)

PS, because J. K. Rowling has been extensively reworked to remove the hosting of copyright violations, it is a good place to look for alternate sources. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:42, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
Also, in replacing or removing the accio-quote links, please take care also with The Leaky Cauldron (website), which is a blog and a fansite (not a WP:RS). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:43, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
Is the situation this simple? The first reference I checked at Hermione Granger (within the domain name, it's /articles/2004/0804-ebf.htm) appears to be a transcript of Rowling on a book festival panel, not published elsewhere. It's not a copy of a news article as far as I can see: the text seems unpublished elsewhere, except mirrored on the Harry Potter Wiki. Most of the other stuff I've seen on the site is this sort of transcription of real life panels or early internet interviews where the content would not be permanently logged. Likely unreliable but I don't know if it's copyright violating. On the other hand, where there are news article transcripts, the solution may be to cite that news article directly. — Bilorv (talk) 17:43, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
Most of them are scanned news articles (which sometimes cannot be found, even using Proquest); there are occasional interviews, but we should never link to an external link that hosts copyright violations, so that rules out the dubious reliability of the interviews (which are used for a lot of content that is possibly not DUE anyway, if no one else published it). SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:18, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
Hi all, I am not a member of this WikiProject, but I had already gone through and removed several instances of accio-quotes after finding one page and doing a Wikipedia search from there (I am a member of the Harry Potter task force). I also worked on residual elements in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Magic in Harry Potter, and I also removed an accio-quote from historical poet William McGonagall discussing how his name supposedly inspired Rowling. Thanks to for bringing this to my attention. I have properly attributed myself credit for the various articles I worked on (these were accomplished on August 2). Thank you. TNstingray (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)
You're welcome. Sorry for the rudeness. Didn't know you weren't a member of this WikiProject. (talk) 16:05, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

Closure request at The Kingkiller ChronicleEdit

Talk:The Kingkiller Chronicle § Merger proposals has been open for nearly a year - anyone interested in closing it? Olivaw-Daneel (talk) 00:44, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

Angel of Music in the hoax museumEdit

With Angel of Music, or The Private Life of Giselle now deleted, I'd now like to make formal request for it to be added to the hoax museum. (talk) 13:24, 4 July 2022 (UTC)

Religious debates over the Harry Potter series Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated Religious debates over the Harry Potter series for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:59, 12 July 2022 (UTC)

An old detective or thriller (search by description)Edit

I am looking for a work that seems to be either a detective or a political or spy thriller. I only remember the beginning of the piece. A guy found a derelict computer, sat down at it and started to do something, and then he saw a man with a gun walk up to the desk, the guy automatically pressed the enter button and the man shot him back. The work came out in the 1990s. The work came out no later than the 1990s (maybe sooner). I also remember that the guy was doing something enthusiastically on the computer: at first he was typing without looking at the screen, but the message on the computer monitor made him do his work more slowly and carefully. The phrases went something like this. The message on the computer screen made him work more carefully. There was a man standing at the desk, a gun in his hand. The guy had never seen a real gun except in movies, but he knew right away what it was. The guy's hand mechanically fell on the Enter button and that second the black muzzle of the gun burst into flames, ending his life. Vyacheslav84 (talk) 17:01, 24 July 2022 (UTC)

FAC underway for first Salem witch trials novelEdit

A few weeks ago I nominated the 1828 American novel Rachel Dyer for featured article status. I drafted the article myself and saw it through good article status already. Being the first novel about the Salem witch trials and having an important influence on later American novelists, I wonder if someone from this Wikiproject would be willing to comment on the nomination before it is archived for inactivity. Here's the nomination. Thanks in advance for any attention it may get! Dugan Murphy (talk) 20:37, 27 July 2022 (UTC)

More Opinions needed in LeadEdit

I would like to have a second opinion in the wording for these two introductions for The Hunchback of Notre-Dame just between these two version current version and the oldversion, please add your opinion in the discussion page here. Thanks! as promised, here is the discussion @Stephanie921 MCarlos(talk) MCarlos (talk) 16:26, 30 August 2022 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of article on character Joe LeaphornEdit

Readers of the novels by Tony Hillerman may be interested to edit the article about his character Joe Leaphorn, as the entire article has been put up for speedy deletion here. -- Prairieplant (talk) 06:36, 8 September 2022 (UTC)