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Eric Blair has an "in the works" summary/article of the Retake series as a whole...He wants to give it a scholarly feel which is probably why it's taking awhile (and he has tons of stuff he wants to expand on), but would an article like that be alright in place of a standard "here's the overall story" summary? Or would that sort of writeup fit better as an addition? --Sailor Star Dust 19:17, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

It's probably a good idea to keep "tl;dr" versions around, but we can add whatever he comes up with, too. --Reichu 20:24, 19 February 2011 (UTC)


The article itself is really well written but, does it seem to be slightly informally written or something of that type? Still, for a first timer it's great and needs a bit more work. How do you think Ursus? --Bee-Zerk 20:52, 7 April, 2008 (AEST)

I had to correct a load of spelling mistakes, though. And the lines were coming in a rather odd pattern when I tried to edit them. Otherwise, I like it.--UrsusArctos 03:57, 7 April 2008 (PDT)

Stop editing the wreckage back in

Guys, why edit out the spelling corrections and other changes I made? Editing back a mess doesn't help. And please don't make so many small edits here and there. You can type the text in word, spell-check, and then copy-paste it and preview it. A lot of errors can be caught and corrected in previews. In wiki editing, "Less is more", so as to speak. --UrsusArctos 19:18, 7 April 2008 (PDT)

Oh, you talking about me? Yeah, I had several edit conflicts during the time when you were editing as well so I had to leave the errors until some time. A few times I got a bit pissed off because I made one HUGE correction of the whole page and then it came up with edit conflict so I just kept on correcting the errors. And, for an adult, there's just far too many spelling errors. I can understand you're at work but you've got to improve your grammar and spelling. Like Ursus said, type it up on Word first, because then you can easily make any changes, or get a dictionary installed into your browser, or just use Firefox. --Bee-Zerk 15:57, 8 April, 2008 (AEST)

Edit conflicts? No wonder. Sorry, I thought the wording had been brought back in. I got lost in the sheer number of edits made to the page.--UrsusArctos 23:07, 7 April 2008 (PDT)

I do type it up on word and use the spell check I don't understand why its not picking up the errors, although i do have grammar set to Australian and thats not being changed as I need it for work.--Zeak 23:28, 7 April 2008 (PDT)

It's not the American-Australian grammar/spelling problem, as the Wiki accepts both spelling standards, but I had a similar problem with Word about not picking up errors; I reinstalled it with an updated version and it worked fine. Perhaps check your settings for Word or just use Firefox. It has an integrated dictionary, so you can just write articles straightaway. Since computers can't detect every error, like some instances of grammar, you should be reading over it every couple of times to just check. --Bee-Zerk, 17:45, 8 April, 2008 (AEST)

Err I do and Im not reinstalling word because that means I have to take my pc back to work and do it ther which creates a hell of a lot of problems. also I do use Firefox and Word to do my editing and all the grammer appears correct. Also when I do post sometime (now for example) I cant use firefox or word to use processing and it all has to be general knoledge. I cant always use these resorces and a complete reinstall on the system is way out of the question I have toomuch imortant stuff I cant afford to lose although I have backups I would still lose the most current vertions.--Zeak 08:06, 8 April 2008 (PDT)

Shorter synopses, please

Otherwise the text walls will be unbearable. A couple of sentences per volume should be the maximum; the article is not supposed to be a chapter-by-chapter rundown of the story. --Dr. Nick 11:42, 8 April 2008 (PDT)

I have no idea where to begin with cutting it down to size.--UrsusArctos 16:45, 8 April 2008 (PDT)

Yeah, I agree, the information is great, but it's just one of those articles where, it's like everything seems right but it's not. It's not up to the Wiki's standards, that's for sure, but how? It'll be pretty hard to try and improve the "wordings". --Bee-Zerk 15:56, 9 April 2008 (AEST)

DR NICK I honstly cant sum retake up in a few short sentences also I wrote is in such a way that if you had only just stumbled across retake you would want to read it. If there was a review on some of the other storys like this I would be all over them.--Zeak 23:50, 10 April 2008 (PDT) there any way to shorten it so that it looks for standardized for the wiki? Otherwise, in my opinion, it's just too long and...well, not an exactly informative way to explain it, I think that's the closest word I could find though, any ideas? --Bee-Zerk 17:00, 11 April, 2008 (AEST)

BZ, I don't think there's any "standardized way" for doing it, the paragraphs just need severe trimming and style checking. Zeak, if you're unable to "kill your darlings", just ask the other Retake fans on the forums to help you out; that's what the Wiki sub-forum is for. And this is just my opinion, but if your explicit purpose with the article is to attract new fans, you might want to cut down on spoilers. This page has potential, but it needs quite a bit of work ATM. --Dr. Nick 10:00, 11 April 2008 (PDT)
Guys: I'll fix the volume summaries for this during the upcoming weekend. --Sailor Star Dust 17:26, 29 April 2008 (PDT)
Thank you, SSD, it's all looking much better now. --Dr. Nick 07:43, 22 May 2008 (PDT)
Glad I could help! ^_^ --Sailor Star Dust 10:19, 22 May 2008 (PDT)

Official spelling

Re-Take, ReTake or Retake? Which is it? I see two different variants being used on the page. --Dr. Nick 10:03, 11 April 2008 (PDT)

If you want ideas on how to write a good, solid article, read the episode guides, even though they are in a mess. But for now stick to them as "revision". Oh, by the way, I think Re-Take would be a more "unconfusingly" way to write it, if you know what I mean.--Bee-Zerk 16:38, 13 April, 2008 (AEST)

I believe the correct spelling is Re-Take. --Sailor Star Dust 17:24, 29 April 2008 (PDT)

Article sections and divisions

I think that there should be more sections added to the article, enabling us to write separate, short summaries for each volume of both the all ages and original editions of Re-Take. That would define the differences between them well, but we would have to keep the summaries of the volumes of the minimum, or else the page will be overrun with text, meaning that it would be laborious to read.--ReiAyanami25 07:11, 14 January 2012


Hey guys I though seeming's it on the topic again I made a few updates. Hope nobody minds. I added a little bit into Retake0 and changed the notes section to soundtrack because that seemed a little more appropriate.--Zeak 22:29, 8 July 2009 (PDT)