Author talk:Herbert George Wells

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Can we host Men Like Gods here? Yann 23:17, 18 May 2007 (UTC)


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After 1923[edit]


I'll have part of Chapter I online shortly, as it appeared in the February 1907 edition of the Review Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Honoré de Balzac 21:28, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Famous Works[edit]

I think there should be a place in the article where we put Wells most famous work. Like "War of the Worlds" and "The Invisible Man". 1st (talk) 23:10, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

This is easy to do when there are only a few contributors. You add a prominent section listing the books you think should be highlighted, and nobody else complains. However what do we have lots of contributors, and some opinionated person decides to complain? How would we decide which deserve prominence, and which don't?
That is a bit difficult to do without trying to define "most famous", which is what the Wikipedia article is there for.
This is the problem we have avoided by using chronological order on the Author pages.
But it is an interesting problem; we should look for non-contentious ways that Author pages can be dressed up to benefit the reader.
We could say "still in print, ISBN ....", as that is an unambiguous statement of fact which suggests continued popularity.
We could also have little icons to indicate awards given to a work.
If you want to overhaul this page and give prominence to works you think deserve it, go for it. It is through experimentation that we learn. If someone doesn't like it, they can revert to the boring list and we can discuss it.
John Vandenberg (chat) 00:52, 1 March 2009 (UTC)