User talk:PurplePopple

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Purple Popple

I don't know what I am doing. I do have a lot of information on the history of fan fiction. I fancy myself a fan fiction historian.

Harry Potter fandom[edit]

I appreciate your efforts to try to make this article better, but I would like to see a tiny bit more civility in your edit summaries — "What do these links have to do with the fandom? Write up why they matter. Random links make no sense." followed by "Actual information about the Harry Potter fandom put back in" sounds rather antagonistic. These links are the fandom, or at least a small portion of it. Of course the fandom is about the fans; the fans are the ones making the websites. If you feel some of the links need to be trimmed, or the article needs a serious rewrite, fine; but come discuss it on the talk page first, especially if someone reverts your edit, before reverting back to your version with an antagonistic edit summary. Thank you. Hermione1980 5 July 2005 00:56 (UTC)

Slash Fiction category[edit]

Yo! Just saw the great new articles you've made for this category (and Category:Real Person Fic). The naming convention asks that articles have first word capitalised, and subsequent not capitalised, unless the subsequent words are proper nouns. Star Trek, for example, but not Computer Game. I'm not sure what the exact stand on abbreviations (e.g. Fic for fan fiction) is, but I think the article titles should follow the example of Real person fiction. If you have no objections, I'll rename these articles for you. :D Jude(talk,contribs) 00:04, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


I'm trying to build support for this nomination in its last few days. Please check out this page. Pass it along. Nudge nudge. -- evrik 20:37, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

About your work.[edit]

The work you have done on all the articles in Category:Real Person Fic has become subject of scrutiny. I suggest you join the debate about the deletion of one of your articles here. ---Marcus- 10:58, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

Mary Sue (fan fiction)[edit]

Hi. Can you explain how the subject of Mary Sue (fan fiction) differs from Mary Sue (popular culture)? I originally redirected your new article to the old one, thinking you'd created a duplicate, but you're obviously aware of the older article. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 01:54, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes. One is a term with a definition in fan fiction. There are fan fiction Mary Sues. The term originates there. No where does the article in any way imply that most of the usage comes from there. The history of the term implies that. The history of and most famous Mary Sues are there. In fan fiction, Mary Sues CANNOT BE CANON. Having a list of canon characters labelled as Mary Sues differentiates popular culture and fan fiction. Toss in the popular culture definition seeming to encompass tributes in canon as Mary Sues...

The two are just not the same. If they are one and the same, then the list should exclude all canon characters or have a rational beyond "It is the main character." How can Honor Harrington upstage canon characters, get laid by the leads, etc.? Not possible. She isn't a Mary Sue and can't be. So much of that list seems to be stars in a book.

Read the history of Mary Sue in fan fiction at and tell me how that has any relationship to the information on the popular culture page? --PurplePopple 02:11, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for explaining that. --Sam Blanning (formerly Malthusian) (talk) 11:47, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
I did a lot of work on that article recently, and I think now I might suggest merging the two articles. Runa27 05:08, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Mary Sue split[edit]

Hi. It's obvious you're passionate about fan fiction and I appreciate the effort you're putting in, but I have to say that I think splitting up what I considered to be a pretty decent article on Mary Sue into the two separate pieces you've created was not the best way to improve it. The result now looks disjointed and has no cross-referencing to the other usage or indication of the evolutionary links between them. I think a better solution is to discuss Mary Sues in a single article and to have sections indicating and explaining the different usage of the term in fan fiction circles and wider popular culture. That way you explain everything about the term and have explicit reference to the differences in one place, which you can exploit to make the article more coherent and inclusive.

I think the best way forward is to revert the change you made to Mary Sue itself and work on that as a single article. The subarticles can then just be changed to redirects. Another word of advice: Wikipedia disallows "original research". Anything you add to an article has to be backed up by sources other than your own - so citing your own website as a reference is not allowed. I hope this constructive criticism helps you become a better Wikipedia editor. -dmmaus 04:01, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Fan Fiction#Participants[edit]

I have joined your new project. Magic Wizard's Hat (icon).pngTennessee WoodMagic Wizard's Hat (icon).png 23:10, 27 April 2006 (UTC)

Care to take a look at the Fan Fiction article again?[edit]

Hi! Glad to see another fan fiction, er, fan. I've been doing a TON of work lately on the Fan fiction article, and would appreciate it if you would take another look. It's gone through some pretty extensive revisions, trimming, rewriting, and even reorganizations lately. Runa27 05:14, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Fan Fiction nominated for an Article Improvement Drive[edit]

I figured you'd want to know that the fan fiction article has been nominated for an Article Improvement Drive. :) Runa27 22:20, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject LGBT studies[edit]

Hello! I noticed that your userpage mentions that you are interested in LGBT issues. Would you be interested in joining WikiProject LGBT studies? The WikiProject's been a bit inactive recently and some of us are trying to get it going again. We'd love to have you on board! Dev920 (Have a nice day!) 12:19, 3 December 2006 (UTC)


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Another editor has added the "{{prod}}" template to the article FanFiction.Net, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at its talk page. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. BJBot (talk) 19:29, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Germany Invitation[edit]

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Hello, PurplePopple! I'd like to call your attention to the WikiProject Germany and the German-speaking Wikipedians' notice board. I hope their links, sub-projects and discussions are interesting and even helpful to you. If not, I hope that new ones will be.

--Zeitgespenst (talk) 17:35, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Alphabetization and collation[edit]

I am inviting you to comment, in your capacity as a librarian, at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Alphabetization and collation. -- Wavelength (talk) 19:36, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:WikiProject Fan Fiction[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Fan Fiction, a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Fan Fiction and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Wikipedia:WikiProject Fan Fiction during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. JJ98 (Talk) 21:47, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg I know it's been quite sometime since you've edited. I do hope you'll see this cup of tea! I just wanted you to know that your contributions are valuable to making Wikipedia what it is, and I do hope you'll participate with a new edit or article. Thank you for your contributions - past and future! SarahStierch (talk) 19:35, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Harry Potter fan Fiction History Model.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Harry Potter fan Fiction History Model.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Calliopejen1 (talk) 00:07, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

File:Harry potter mailing list volume.gif listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Harry potter mailing list volume.gif, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Calliopejen1 (talk) 00:08, 21 November 2011 (UTC)