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Spoiler warnings needed![]

I just added one for a detailed plot summary for "A Gift from the Culture," a classic short story by the late Iain M. Banks that I found particularly egregious. But I've noticed others almost as bad. That would be a useful project for someone, perhaps even me..... --Pete Tillman (talk) 19:11, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

See WP:SPOILER and this RfC on the spoiler template; we don't use spoiler warnings any more. The second link is more definite on this than the first; I can't find a clearer statement, but I'm pretty sure there is one somewhere. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 19:27, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
@Mike Christie Anyone interested in this - can you find something to show this story is notable? Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:15, 23 December 2021 (UTC)
1) It was announced that it was going to be turned into a film. Not a lot of Banks-related media projects out there, even ones that eventually don't go through.
2) Cramer and Hartwell singled it out for specific comment in their well-regarded book on the New Space Opera. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:20, 23 December 2021 (UTC)
See this list of reviews of the collection in which it was included. I don't know if any of those specifically discuss the story but they might well do. One of the reviews is by me, but I have no recollection of whether I mentioned that story and that issue is in a box somewhere in the basement. Searching Google Scholar also finds an article by Simon Guerrier in Foundation 28 that mentions it. There's also Simone Caroti's The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 17:28, 23 December 2021 (UTC)
@Mike Christie and @Orangemike: 1) that announcement did not generate much buzz 2) that one-two sentence mention in passing fails WP:SIGCOV 3) thank you, that would be good review, although in the end, the requirement to check if those sources contain stuff remains on the people who want to keep it. WP:BEFORE of course applies, but only up to a reasonable level. I'll see if any of these sources are accessible online shortly and review those that are. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 09:16, 26 December 2021 (UTC)

Quatermass and the Pit under FA review[]

I have nominated Quatermass and the Pit for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where ors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. --George Ho (talk) 00:04, 24 January 2022 (UTC)