This Wikicity seems to be fun. I thank you for recieving me here and answering my question. I will need a week or two of pen&paper work bevore i can set up my own story. For now i have expanded on your Experimental project. Your text there is awesome. If you don't like me calling my stuff the second chapter of yours simply move it to something else. Eulalia 16:07, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

It is sad that it has been so quiet in this wiki that I had to try collaborating with Ads by Google! (see also: User talk:Eulalia) JWSchmidt 17:39, 10 May 2005 (UTC)
Have you read the stuff at Ad space? I suppose so. So maybe we'll have to delete our "Google ad poetry" and write something that is our own instead. Your idea sounds great. I'd say let's begin. Eulalia 18:31, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

Hello, I noticed what you did with the edit conflict in We need a new title. If you don't mind, I'd like to try to merge the two continuations to form a single story. On another note, I think edit conflicts are going to continue to happen, and will probably get more frequent. On Wikipedia you can usually just merge content, but here (since the information is being made up) the two additions will often be irreconcilable. Do you have any ideas for how to deal with edit conflicts in general? Eric119 01:55, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

I doubt if there can be a single system to apply to every case. Sometimes it will be easy to merge, sometimes it may be best to create forks. Wiki is flexible enough to allow both! JWSchmidt 06:20, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
Okay, that works. I think in this case a merge is possible. Eric119 19:50, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
I have been trying to keep a plot discription in the disussion where it is easyer to change the plot in a few sentences then edit large amounts of content Cyber857 02:48, 4 Jul 2005 (UTC)
When there are multiple authors actively working on (editing) a story, it is probably wise to make an effort to plan the story. However, sometimes it can be fun and constructive to have two people go in different directions. Ultimately it must be up to the tastes of individuals involved to decide how much planning to do. Someone who starts a story or makes major contributions should probably speak up and make their wishes known. If two people do not agree, it is always possible to make a fork in a story and the two authors can go their own way. --JWSchmidt 04:18, 4 Jul 2005 (UTC)

re: thanks

Thanks for your efforts to send fiction from wikibooks to Novelas. --JWSchmidt 14:58, 9 Aug 2005 (UTC)

You're welcome! :) It's a fine little story concept, but it sure doesn't make a textbook, so this is the next best bet. Garrett 23:26, 11 Aug 2005 (UTC)


I'm hoping to get some action going with some of the WikiStory:Styles that I've put up. I've started working on a story for the first series, hopefully to inspire some other people to start writing as well. I'm giving you a heads-up, to see if you'd want to join me on this. --diaskeaus

Re: Religion in science fiction

Nope. I vaguely remember hearing about the movie, but the Wikipedia article doesn't really talk about the religious aspect much. Why do you ask? (I'm posting this on both Wikis so neither of us has to keep checking the other's site between replies.) --Schrei 20:41, 13 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome

Well yeah, that sort of says it. It's quite small here isn't it?

Re: Welcome

Thanks! - though I've been here before - I was quite interested for a while in setting up a script-writing wiki and Angela pointed me here (well, specifically here). I tried to get my group of the time (who I was making an educational video with) to use wiki for brainstorming, managing and writing a script/outline for filming here, but it didn't really catch on. More recently, and in the wake of Wikimania, I've thought about reviving it as a part of the semi-buzz around the "m:Wikimentary". Don't know how active I'll be around here though - we'll see... Cormaggio 00:56, 2 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Re: welcome

Thanks a lot for your welcome and for the pic of Rosario!!! I am already a member of Wikipedia but this may be where I spend the bulk of my time for the foreseeable future.

Whoo hoo! --Micmac99 16:56, 4 Jan 2006 (UTC)



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You posted: "save the exposition for Mulder and Skully" <-- I understand that you requested discussion before actually making a story and I am not trying to even suggest that the story include depictions of any events in 1968. My problem is that it is all too easy for me to outline a story and then discover that the outline does not really lead to a sensible story. The way my brain works, it is a big help to actually try to draft a "bare-bones" yet coherent version of the story in order to sort out all of the details of a sequence of events. Only by thinking my way through the telling of a story do I notice many of the details that are required to create a realistic plot. I admit that I am often more concerned with finding a coherent story than making a readable or stylish story. I think the power of constructing fiction in a wiki user environment is that there should be no problem from first producing crude plot outlines and then crafting them into the final form of a story. Collaboration in a wiki environment can be tricky. I can see how my unconventional quirks might irritate other people. If you are tired of dealing with my quirks, just ask me to leave you alone. --JWSchmidt 15:17, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

I do not understand. Given all of the above, is not just such rough draft trial and error solicitation for exactly such plotting critique as against which you now bristle so?

Aaron Agassi -- FoolQuest.com

To bristle or not to bristle...

You posted: "you now bristle so" <-- I'm sorry if I seemed to bristle. One of the problems of online communities that lack rich channels of communication is that one's true feelings sometimes do not shine through the text. --JWSchmidt 23:09, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Likewise. Are we cool, then?

Aaron Agassi -- FoolQuest.com

Wiki in love

Hey, I've just added to Wiki in love - any thoughts? Corrections? additions? - AmishThrasher 13:04, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

It would have to be a separate story, as it wouldn't fit into the continuity of Wiki in love. But I like the concept. I'll start one off - along the lines of what you suggested - at Conformity (feel free to rename it if you think the name sucks), feel free to add to it. - AmishThrasher 01:36, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I've put up a backstory at Conformity. It's also a backstory that allows other stories, in turn, to be written. Tell me what you think? Also, I'm interested to see where you go with it! - AmishThrasher 03:26, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


I'm just wondering if you've had a chance to check out the GNUheroes universe, and if so, if you're interesting in contributing to The Superhero Showdown, or GNUheroes are Born? - AmishThrasher 11:18, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I made major changes to the community portal, by replacing with a portal page. Tell me what you think of it. If you don't like it, I'll revert it. --Yunzhong Hou 20:21, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Sorry about not answering the question. Judging by the apparently obvious answer, I thought it was rhetorical. --Yunzhong Hou 23:26, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

OK, I've put descriptions on the images I've uploaded... You tire me. --Yunzhong Hou 23:57, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

About the edit summary

Oh okay. --Yunzhong Hou 21:24, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

I moved the page out of the project namespace so that it would have a link to Novelas at the top (subpaging). Since you don't seem in favor of it, I've decided to revert it. It's now back to where it was, at Novelas:Copyrights. --YZHchat/2000+ edits

May I ask what's the problem with the font? --YZHchat/2000+ edits

The substituted font was harder to read. --JWSchmidt 23:45, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Times New Roman is the standard font. It can't be harder to read, or else it wouldn't be the most popular font. (Next reason?) --YZHchat/2000+ edits 01:51, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Times New Roman seems harder because while reading a wiki, my mind has set itself to pick up on the sans serif default.Serprex 01:56, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Oh geesh. Well at least let me keep my Mage story in that font, okay? And someone might want to revert those font changes. --YZHchat/2000+ edits 02:12, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Why Novel/Short Story Status Must Be Determined By Current Length

A brief check on the history for Nails shows that the last content contribution was April 3, 2005 - over a year and a half ago. If a work is "under construction", it is only because the author(s) never returned to remove the label "under construction". Take a look around - aside from those that are completed, almost all of the stories we have are "under construction" yet have seen no content contribution for months if not years.

If we were to hold to your statement that a short story "under construction" is a novel, then every incomplete piece would be a novel, because every incomplete piece has the potential to become a novel. If what determines short-story/novel status is the intention of the author, then a story that isn't even started would also be a novel, while a story initially intended to be a short story which another writer picks up and expands to novel-size would still be a short story. Then we could might as well throw out the different types.

What about the amount of effort used, and the honor given to those authors who actually finish their piece? It would all evaporate with your claim.

Hopefully you will see why we have to use the amount of text (article size) to determine status as novel/novella/short-story/very-short-story.

If, however, you want to have Nails actually be a novel/novella, you should actively contribute material to it. You're the second author for it, and the first author is on Indefinite WikiBreak. Why not either work on it a lot more in the next few days until it's complete, or remove the "under construction" tag?

--YZHchat/2000+ edits

True, they may not be just a short story and could in fact be a novel one day. But how else are we going to classify them? Doing it by text file (ie. 80+kb, 30+kb, etc.) on the sidebar will be unpleasant and seem too technical, and it's unfair to those who have finished their work. Those articles which don't have much progress for months aren't going to suddenly be expanded by a returned author. That hasn't happened very often. --YZHchat/2000+ edits

Please work on your Nails story

You haven't made significant content additions to Nails for quite a while. As you claim that it's still going to expand, please follow through on that promise and add more content to that story. --YZHchat/2000+ edits 01:50, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Yunzhong is simply converting to a more organized system,lashing out would be best avoided.In the case that he is actually editing the content,then your anger is called for.I'm sure X7 can be changed to some sort of an agreement on how to divide it.Serprex 19:28, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

I'm going to leave it to Yunzhong to undo those things,best not get into that kerfuffle.Why don't you apply for adminship?Serprex 14:29, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

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