Talk:Rex Stout

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Proposed merge of Nero Wolfe into Rex Stout[edit]

I would prefer to keep the Nero Wolfe article separate from the Rex Stout article. Although Stout's article is presently a stub, it can be expanded. — WFinch 19:46, 7 July 2009 (UTC) Please see the comparable articles on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. — WFinch 19:59, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

I agree with WFinch that the Nero Wolfe article should remain separate from the Rex Stout article. Surely Nero Wolfe is as worthy of a separate article as Sherlock Holmes. - Amy Duncan 20:23, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
I suggested the merge originally, but I don't object to having a separate article. If it is kept separate, it should probably also mirror some other features of the Sherlock Holmes example:
  1. Link to it more prominently on the author page.
  2. Make clear in the introduction that the article is about a collection of literary works, rather than a fictional character per se.
  3. Put the interlinear citations and comments below the quotes, rather than above.
  4. And, there is no need for boldface attributions to characters.
This is also just a suggestion. The Sherlock Holms example is more consistent with the standard template for literary works, but "consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."Emerson ~ Ningauble 21:28, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Good advice, and I appreciate the link to the template. — WFinch 00:15, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

I think the suggestions have been addressed. Unless there's further discussion, I'd like to remove the merge templates from the top of the Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe pages. —WFinch (talk) 13:43, 17 February 2012 (UTC)