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Hi I'm fairly new around here, though I have been edit slightly on a few pages. Anyway my question (or rather more of a request) is to try and rally support for creating more summaries with regards to the numbered novels of all series.
My idea is if each of the members on this site picks a certain novel to review, summarise and research from then this site would be alot more comprehensive.
Just an idea!
- I do a summary whenever I do a novel, comic or anything else, but most people don’t, so I certainly agree it's an area we are generally lacking in. But you cant force people to do stuff here they don’t fancy, each user has there own areas of interest and there own areas of the wiki they like to contribute to, summaries are just one of those and only a handful of people seem interested in writing them. But the heading is there on pretty much every media page, so anyone who wants to add one can do so in the right place quite easily. So if you want to, go crazy summary writting. And please remember to sign your forum and talk posts. --8of5 22:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
- one thing that might help would be dividing a work by chapters -- if users were presented the option of summarizing one chapter at a time, they might do so more readily. -- Captain MKB 06:36, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
- Well the option is always there to add the subdivisions if a user chooses to, but you cant really do that as part of the basic page layout as each novel is different, some novels have a lot of really short chapters which if a summary was written a chapter at a time would be horrifically long and detailed, whilst some novel have really longer chapters where it would fit ok, or novels like A Stitch in Time and Articles of the Federation have distinct sections, each containing several chapters which would be an ideal way to divide up a summary.
- There are a couple of users who already contribute by adding a summary of a chapter or a few chapters at the time. But it's really down to each user to take the initiative to do that. I prefer to write a summary in one go to try and make it as concise and flowing as possible, after all it is a summary of the whole book, there can be too much detail, The Siege for example, crazy long! --8of5 06:51, 12 July 2007 (UTC)