[WikiEN-l] Plot summaries that go on and on and on and on and on

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 19:14:25 UTC 2007

On 04/07/07, Earle Martin <wikipedia at downlode.org> wrote:

> For example, see [[The Mysterious Planet]] and [[The War Games]],
> articles which describe episodes of [[Doctor Who]] (and some others as
> linked from [[The Key to Time#The Trial of a Time Lord]]). Now, I used
> to like "Doctor Who" when I was a teenager, but this is just too much.
> Are we allowed to take a machete to articles that look like this, or
> what?
> Before anyone says {{sofixit}}, I can tell that trying to do so would
> lead to ugly scenes with the enthusiasts; so please forgive me if I
> only raise my concerns here.

Tony Sidaway's had some success with good rewrites of Doctor Who
summaries. Note that the rewrite must not merely be shorter, but
clearly better - relevant themes, foreshadowings, etc., etc.

- d.

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