WikiSummaries:Manual of Style


Revision as of 20:49, 24 July 2009 by Krysjez (Talk | contribs) (New section: Formatting of articles)

Hello Ryan. I have a book summary for you, but it's not clear to me from your instructions how I create a new page for it. And before I do so, I'd also like some clarification on the laws of copyright - if the book is still on sale and by a living author, are there any dangers of being sued for effectively providing a free condensed version of the author's work? Apologies if this is not the best place to ask this, but I couldn't find any links to send you an e-mail. -- Sandy

Hi, you should be able to just go to the page you want to create, such as and create the page. Summaries are entirely permissible by copyright laws.
Thanks, I think you might want to note these points in your Manual of Style, as I would have assumed that typing a new name into the address bar would only get me a 'Page Not Found' error. Here's my new book summary for you:
Hope it's OK; the summary paragraph has basically been taken from Wikipedia, but the rest of it is all mine. If it's good to go, how do I add the box with the picture and info about the book, and get it listed among the other summaries?-- Sandy
Great! To add the info box, take a look at the format on pages that already have it and just copy that, substituting the right information about the book. You can upload pictures using the toolbox in the left side menu. To get it listed, simply add categories at the bottom of the page, such as the other summaries (edit an existing summary to see what format to use). --Alex 13:28, 23 December 2008 (PST)
OK I've done that now (except for the picture which is beyond me), so now I guess I just sit back and wait to see if people read it and enjoy it! Thanks Alex for all of your guidance. -- Sandy
Thank you Alex for answering Sandy's question. Alright, I've added directions on how to create a page. Thanks, — RyanCross (talk) 02:10, 1 January 2009 (PST)
Thanks Ryan, and Happy New Year to you! Any chance of getting my summary added to your list of New Summaries? My fingers are crossed that it will eventually make it onto your list of Popular Summaries too... -- Sandy
Thank you, Happy New Year to you also. Regarding the summary, yes, I'll get to that right away. I'll be happy to monitor the article to see exactly how much views it is getting. So far, it has received 141 views. (verify) That's quite a lot for new article. Congratulations! By the way, please sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks. — RyanCross (talk) 01:22, 3 January 2009 (PST)
Great, I'll also be monitoring the views as a way of seeing if it hits the right note with people. Bye for now! Sandy 09:27, 3 January 2009 (PST)

By the way, note I've changed the look of this page. I wasn't exactly fond of the other look, so I am thinking we should format discussions like how we would above. Please edit the page to see how to format this. Thanks. — RyanCross (talk) 01:31, 3 January 2009 (PST)

Formatting of articles

How should articles be formatted? Contributors ought to know if names should be bolded, if book titles should be italicized, and other stuff like that. If more people are needed, I'd like to contribute to the MoS as well! :) Krysjez 20:49, 24 July 2009 (PDT)