Talk:The Bridge on the Drina

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Is it just me or does this article go on and on and on about things that are completely unrelated to the book? Just skimming it now... --Shallot 10:58, 30 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Why Višegrad (as the town is originally written in Latin script) was turned into Vishegrad in this article?

Fair use rationale for Image:Bridge on drina.jpg[edit]

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UNESCO's World Heritage List[edit]

As of 2007-06, the Bridge has been included into UNESCO's World Heritage List, I think an editor should include this on the article: greetings - excalibor 08:03, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Chapter Summary[edit]

Partially copied from user talk page
Please revert yourself. By making this edit you've reinstated content mirroring that which is already summarized in the synopsis. Needless cruft. 23 editor (talk) 01:16, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That should be discussed on the talk page of the article with consensus reached. The chapter summary provides the years and shows the flow of the book which I why I put it back in. Hardly "needless cruft". -O.R.Comms 03:12, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Needless cruft, indeed. It repeats virtually everything that is stated in the synopsis only in point form. I'm trying to improve the article considerably. Please point me to a GA or FA promoted in the last two years that has a similar chapter summary. 23 editor (talk) 03:24, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Calling another editors' contribution "cruft" borders on breaking WP:CIV. Its just not a good idea, it can be easily misunderstood. As far as the chapter summary, I feel its a good quick reference for the reader, designed to show which events occur in which chapter while showing the progression of the years. As far as I know, there is no Wikipedia policy prohibiting chapter summaries; should probably post on noticeboards to get consensus from other editors more knowledgeable. If the table needs to be removed until then, that would be fine. -O.R.Comms 03:36, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My apologies. I didn't know that was your contribution to the article until I checked the history. If I had, I probably would have been less terse. In any case, I would like to remove the table temporarily until consensus has been reached. I'll leave a message over Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Literature for opinions. Cheers, 23 editor (talk) 03:49, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, O.R., this is the response I got over at the WikiProject. 23 editor (talk) 19:16, 14 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What I would like to see is just a small info box with the chapter numbers and years that they cover. The "flowing nature" of the book over time was the aspect of it which really fascinating me. I agree a chapter summary repeating information already mentioned is unnecessary and counter productive. -O.R.Comms 14:48, 15 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would suggest you create an example infobox to illustrate what it would look like and start an RfC to reach a community consensus. 23 editor (talk) 17:16, 15 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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