WikiSummaries:Manual of Style


Revision as of 03:13, 23 December 2008 by Sandy (Talk | contribs) (Advice Of New Summary)

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.

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?

P.S. I could do with some clarification on how to use the Talk facility too - are all conversations public on Wikisummaries?