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How did I miss creating this one. Nicely done, Liveste. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 12:09, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Collaboration for Pride and PrejudiceEdit

Pride and Prejudice has been selected as the Novels Collaboration of the Month. Please help in improving this article towards featured article status. Referenced scholarship and criticism would be particularly useful. Cheers. Liveste (talkedits) 01:34, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment schemeEdit

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

  • The new C-Class represents articles that are beyond the basic Start-Class, but which need additional references or cleanup to meet the standards for B-Class.
  • The criteria for B-Class have been tightened up with the addition of a rubric, and are now more in line with the stricter standards already used at some projects.
  • A-Class article reviews will now need more than one person, as described here.

Each WikiProject should already have a new C-Class category at Category:C-Class_articles. If your project elects not to use the new level, you can simply delete your WikiProject's C-Class category and clarify any amendments on your project's assessment/discussion pages. The bot is already finding and listing C-Class articles.

Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 21:01, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for 19th century novels task forceEdit

Wikipedia 0.7 is a collection of English Wikipedia articles due to be released on DVD, and available for free download, later this year. The Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team has made an automated selection of articles for Version 0.7.

We would like to ask you to review the articles selected from this project. These were chosen from the articles with this project's talk page tag, based on the rated importance and quality. If there are any specific articles that should be removed, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.7. You can also nominate additional articles for release, following the procedure at Wikipedia:Release Version Nominations.

A list of selected articles with cleanup tags, sorted by project, is available. The list is automatically updated each hour when it is loaded. Please try to fix any urgent problems in the selected articles. A team of copyeditors has agreed to help with copyediting requests, although you should try to fix simple issues on your own if possible.

We would also appreciate your help in identifying the version of each article that you think we should use, to help avoid vandalism or POV issues. These versions can be recorded at this project's subpage of User:SelectionBot/0.7. We are planning to release the selection for the holiday season, so we ask you to select the revisions before October 20. At that time, we will use an automatic process to identify which version of each article to release, if no version has been manually selected. Thanks! For the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team, SelectionBot 22:27, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Page move of Barry Lyndon articleEdit

A user has moved the article from Barry Lyndon to Barry Lyndon (film), and now the former page is a disambig page. A discussion has been started on the article's talk page to request it be moved back to how it was. Your thoughts would be welcomed. Thanks! Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 20:21, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Article alertsEdit

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New memberEdit

Hello. I have just signed up as a member of the taskforce. I'm completely new to this but live in a world of Victorian Novels so am keen to get involved. Please accept my apologies if I'm not meant to post this kind of message here - it's going to take a while to learn to navigate my way around here! I hope that I can contribute any useful knowledge I may possess on this subject and look forward to kind people helping to steer me in the right direction! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scheherazade73 (talkcontribs) 21:23, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello. I am a new member as of 19 October 2012. I am very interested in 19th century literature, and I have been perusing some of the larger novel articles. I'd love to assist in any way I can, and I'm very excited for this project. - Leahrodrig (talk) 16:07, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Scott NovelsEdit

I have a couple incomplete sets of Sir Walter Scott's novels, both with engraved frontispieces. An example is at Bride of Lammermoor. Would it be useful to try and get all two dozen or so ready? Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 22:17, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Short answer yes - not necessarily as a replacement for first edition covers or material though. Also I would size them slightly smaller and I would concentrate on inproving each artciel as you go through. So work up the text part of Bride of Lammermoor first. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:55, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
I only replace title pages if they're really bad quality, and/or not actually first edition. Unfortunately, we have a lot of both. As for size: I tend to make them just big enough that the infobox text doesn't wrap - it seems to look tidier to me. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 11:31, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I also have a lot of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman images, though that's a little early for this task force. A couple of them are up for Featured picture, not that anyone's voting on them, mind. Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 11:37, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

GA Sweeps invitationEdit

This message is being sent to WikiProjects with GAs under its scope. Since August 2007, WikiProject Good Articles has been participating in GA sweeps. The process helps to ensure that articles that have passed a nomination before that date meet the GA criteria. After nearly two years, the running total has just passed the 50% mark. In order to expediate the reviewing, several changes have been made to the process. A new worklist has been created, detailing which articles are left to review. Instead of reviewing by topic, editors can consider picking and choosing whichever articles they are interested in.

We are always looking for new members to assist with reviewing the remaining articles, and since this project has GAs under its scope, it would be beneficial if any of its members could review a few articles (perhaps your project's articles). Your project's members are likely to be more knowledgeable about your topic GAs then an outside reviewer. As a result, reviewing your project's articles would improve the quality of the review in ensuring that the article meets your project's concerns on sourcing, content, and guidelines. However, members can also review any other article in the worklist to ensure it meets the GA criteria.

If any members are interested, please visit the GA sweeps page for further details and instructions in initiating a review. If you'd like to join the process, please add your name to the running total page. In addition, for every member that reviews 100 articles from the worklist or has a significant impact on the process, s/he will get an award when they reach that threshold. With ~1,300 articles left to review, we would appreciate any editors that could contribute in helping to uphold the quality of GAs. If you have any questions about the process, reviewing, or need help with a particular article, please contact me or OhanaUnited and we'll be happy to help. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 21:44, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Frankenstein GAR noticeEdit

Frankenstein has been nominated for a good article reassessment. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to good article quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status will be removed from the article. Reviewers' concerns are here.

Treasure Island GAR noticeEdit

I have conducted a reassessment of the article as part of the GA sweeps process. The article needs some work to meet WP:GAC so has been delisted. You can find details of issues that need addressing at Talk:Treasure Island/GA1. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 00:18, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Mostly TrollopeEdit

I am a very new (<48 hrs) registered editor, so I'll ask you to straighten me out kindly when (not if) I commit any solecisms or major etiquette errors here...

I am an enthusiastic reader of Trollope, though I've got no formal English-lit background beyond a couple of semesters of freshman English.

I'm here after reading the plot summary of The Way We Live Now. It's apparently based more on a television adaptation than on the novel: virtually every paragraph contains some detail that's not true of the book. The situation seems to call for a complete rewriting of the summary; but I'm loath to undertake such a major edit without registering and participating in discussion.

I'm currently re-reading the book and making notes for a revised summary. If I can do that without crashing the system too badly, I would be willing to expand some of the stub articles on Trollope novels, at least to the tune of adding plot summaries.

Ammodramus (talk) 20:00, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

I have finally screwed up my courage to hit the "Save page" button on The American Senator. This is the first time I've tried writing a WP article, and I'm not sure what to do next. I've looked for articles that should link to it, and think I've found everything; but I haven't created redirect pages, disambiguation pages, &c. Advice would be appreciated.
--Ammodramus (talk) 15:54, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
Better late than never, but very good article. You are certainly on the right track! Keep it up! ✽ Juniper§ Liege (TALK) 06:01, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Five Weeks in a BalloonEdit

I believe that the article on Jules Verne's novel Five Weeks in a Balloon could be improved, see in particular my comment at Talk:Five_Weeks_in_a_Balloon#Inconsistent_scientific/technological_reference. Could somebody please take a look?--Gautier lebon (talk) 09:22, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Request for comment on Biographies of living peopleEdit

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

Since biographies of living people covers so many topics, nearly all wikiproject topics will be effected.

The two opposing positions which have the most support is:

  1. supports the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, User:Jehochman
  2. opposes the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, except in limited circumstances, User:Collect

Comments are welcome. Keep in mind that by default, editor's comments are hidden. Simply press edit next to the section to add your comment.

Please keep in mind that at this point, it seems that editors support deleting unreferenced article if they are not sourced, so your project may want to pursue the projects below.

Tools to help your project with unreferenced Biographies of living peopleEdit

List of cleanup articles for your project

If you don't already have this and are interested in creating a list of articles which need cleanup for your wikiproject see: Cleanup listings A list of examples is here

Moving unreferenced blp articles to a special "incubation pages"

If you are interested in moving unreferenced blp articles to a special "incubation page", contact me, User talk:Ikip

Watchlisting all unreferenced articles

If you are interested in watchlisting all of the unreferenced articles once you install Cleanup_listings, contact me, User talk:Ikip

Ikip 02:13, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Still active?Edit

Is this task force still active. If not, I would be interested in helping to re-activate, galvanise an effort regarding 19th century literature/novels. Currently, I am working on upgrading the article on She to GA status, and then hope to do the same for some of Ann Radcliffe's works (esp The Romance of the Forest) - I know Radcliffe isn't strictly speaking 19th century, but close enough! :)

Anyone interested in giving this (dead?) body a poke? ✽ Juniper§ Liege (TALK) 05:15, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced living people articles botEdit

User:DASHBot/Wikiprojects provides a list, updated daily, of unreferenced living people articles (BLPs) related to your project. There has been a lot of discussion recently about deleting these unreferenced articles, so it is important that these articles are referenced.

The unreferenced articles related to your project can be found at >>>Wikipedia:WikiProject Novels/19th century task force/Unreferenced BLPs<<<

If you do not want this wikiproject to participate, please add your project name to this list.

Thank you. Okip 02:49, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


Hey, I think that the characters of these novels (especially A Tale of Two Cities) need more comprehensive articles on them. Can some of us take a look at these? Chandra K-R (talk) 02:45, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Stub tagging and out of date assessmentsEdit

Recently I have been auto-tagging articles about novels which have been assessed as stubs by WPNovels, some of the assessments of these pages are out of date, please help sort the articles and screen for out of date assessments at Category:Novel stubs, Thank you, Sadads (talk) 15:50, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)

Little WomenEdit

Started a discussion for improving the above page on its talk if anyone's interested. jamdav86 (talk) 11:46, 20 January 2021 (UTC)