User talk:Laura V

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Sarah King

Ha! Now you have me confused! I think that the only person who can delete a page is "romancewiki", and she will see your note about Sarah King page when she looks at the recent changes, or you can leave a note on her talk page here User_talk:Romancewiki. --Kay T 12:06, 1 March 2007 (PST) (you might want to remember to sign your notes on talk pages by using the button (second from right) that looks like a signature. That inserts name and time).

Thanks, Kay. I didn't even realise there was a signature button. I'll try and explain the muddle to 'romancewiki'. --Laura V 00:21, 2 March 2007 (PST)

no problem. It is good to see you around here. I think your mentioning it over on some Jenny Crusie page is what got me over here to RomanceWiki and now I am HOOKED!--Kay T 09:51, 2 March 2007 (PST)

No Worries!

Laura -- I got your message last night. This is not a big deal and I'll fix it this weekend -- never fear...if you saw the many ways I screwed things up when I was learning (and, yes, still screw things up), you'd be appalled. --Romancewiki 13:57, 2 March 2007 (PST)


I'm glad it won't be difficult to fix. And I feel so proud to be responsible for luring you into RomanceWiki-ing, Kay. ;-) --Laura V 15:04, 2 March 2007 (PST)


I have been playing with the category:Plot Devices, trying to put that category (Plot Devices) on all of the existing categories that are plot devices (that makes them subcategories, I think). Of course, I don't necessarily know the difference between plot devices and some other element of the book, like the career of the characters (which might be a plot device??). Anyway, I have asked Romancewiki to look at it and I know that you know much more about this than I do, so if you want to click on the category link above you can take a look at what I have added so far. --Kay T 11:21, 3 March 2007 (PST)

I've left some comments. My feeling would be that a plot device wouldn't necessarily include careers, unless they're something that significantly moves the plot along. So, for example, 'Duke' might be a plot device if someone suddenly comes into a title, there are other people who want to kill the protagonist/stop him being recognised as Duke. But in that case the dukedom is in some ways playing the same role as treasure or a state secret might do in other stories, so maybe it would count as an abstract sort of McGuffin? Hmm. I think you might be better off asking some writers about this. I'm sure plot devices must be something they discuss often, and I've never been taught much, if anything about them.--Laura V 14:53, 3 March 2007 (PST)

Thanks, Laura! --Kay T 15:03, 3 March 2007 (PST)

book titles

I responded to your question over on Talk:Mills and Boon Historical Romance By The Numbers. Hope it is comprehensible.--Kay T 13:22, 23 April 2007 (PDT)


Thanks for cleaning this up. I was so excited that someone wanted to talk about Dissertation Abstracts! But! No such luck. --Kay T 13:12, 29 June 2007 (PDT)

I know, it's a shame, isn't it. At least they didn't wipe any of the existing content. I wouldn't have known how to put that back.--Laura V 14:46, 29 June 2007 (PDT)

the good part is that all versions are saved, so you don't have to worry about that. You go into the history tab at the top of the page and you will see every version listed. You can also revert automatically (without having to delete the text), (choose to compare two versions, the vandal's version and the last good version, then when you have the two versions on the screen choose "undo" on the vandal's version). But the way you did it was fine too! Have a good weekend.--Kay T 17:06, 29 June 2007 (PDT)

Academics Who Write Romance

I responded to your question on the talk page (main page - Academics Who Write Romance). It's a matter of name clean-up. Please don't tell my husband that I'm doing *any* cleaning at all. I have him convinced that I don't clean. Ever.--Romancewiki 20:06, 21 August 2007 (PDT)

Thanks for the answer. I've followed your instructions and they're now in the right order. You have to clean up the virtual fluff-bunnies or they'd be building warrens, multiplying like crazy and eating too many of the fresh entries. They're also keen on raw data.--Laura V 09:19, 22 August 2007 (PDT)

Long Pages

Laura, long time since we have talked. The Bibliography pages are getting pretty long A-G is 37,000+ bytes and H-O 35,000+, P-Z is coming up fast on 33,000+. Probably need to divide them again. If you want me to do it or help you, let me know. --Kay T 00:54, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, please do help! I'm not quite sure how to do it, because it would probably mean that the existing page names have to be changed, to match their new contents, and all the internal links to those pages would have to be changed too. I don't think I even have the ability to change page names. So if you could make the necessary changes, that would be great.

Laura, I finally got around to doing this, breaking down the three pages into six. That should hold us for a while! I think I got all of the links to the biblio pages, let me know if there is a problem. --Kay T 03:24, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

That's great, Kay. I've checked all the pages and they look lovely. There didn't seem to be any problems at all. Thank you very much for doing this. --Laura V 08:58, 25 November 2009 (UTC)


Green Strawberry, I've noticed that you've been working on series published by Harlequin/Mills & Boon and I wondered if you were planning to create a new page for the "In Her Shoes" series. I've got one of them: Jessica Hart's Cinderella's Wedding Wish, and it mentions another on the inside page (Susan Meier's Maid in Montana). I'm sure there must be more but I don't know which books they are and there isn't a page for them in the Wiki. I'd follow up on it myself but it looks like you've got a special template and are a lot better at adding things to the Wiki than I am. --Laura V 22:01, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Copied your question to your own page and also answered on my own page, in case you weren't watching my user discussion page. I created a series page for In Her Shoes If I made any mistakes with the content please feel free to change it. I assumed it was a publisher promotions series (stores share a common think only).--Greenstrawberry1982 02:43, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! That's great. I'll take a proper look at it now, but I don't expect you'll have made any mistakes.