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Talk:The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

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: No. 50 to Mr. Smith - Discusses Balrog wings (fictitious example)
 
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Maybe it's not the most efficicent method but I'm just trying to think of a way to utilize the letters somehow for better searching. --[[User:Hyarion|Hyarion]] 14:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)
 
Maybe it's not the most efficicent method but I'm just trying to think of a way to utilize the letters somehow for better searching. --[[User:Hyarion|Hyarion]] 14:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)
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:What about linking to [http://users.telerama.com/~taliesen/tolkien/lettersfaq.html The FAQ-like Guide to ''The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien'']? Or, as alternative, ''ye good ol' copy 'n' paste jobbe''! --[[User:Earendilyon|Earendilyon]] 16:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)
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::Copy and paste? Outrageous! Hm, that link is kind of the opposite of what I was thinking. For example [[Balrogs]] could have a link at the bottom of the article to [[Balrogs/Wings|Balrog wings]] or something. There really isn't need for a FAQ as it would be infinite in length, however that is something I have in the back of my head. What I was thinking is kind of the inverse of your link, to list the letters (including those that are not published in the book) with a subject of the letter and maybe links to quotes from it or something. Now that I think about it I guess we could have articles like "Letter #5" which quotes the important parts of letter 5 along with other information. *shrugs* We can put this on the back-burner for now. --[[User:Hyarion|Hyarion]] 18:34, 14 March 2006 (EST)

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[edit] Listing Letters?

Obviously it would be illegal to list out all the contents of the letters by J.R.R. Tolkien, but what about listing something like:

No. 50 to Mr. Smith - Discusses Balrog wings (fictitious example)

Maybe it's not the most efficicent method but I'm just trying to think of a way to utilize the letters somehow for better searching. --Hyarion 14:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)

What about linking to The FAQ-like Guide to The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien? Or, as alternative, ye good ol' copy 'n' paste jobbe! --Earendilyon 16:10, 14 March 2006 (EST)
Copy and paste? Outrageous! Hm, that link is kind of the opposite of what I was thinking. For example Balrogs could have a link at the bottom of the article to Balrog wings or something. There really isn't need for a FAQ as it would be infinite in length, however that is something I have in the back of my head. What I was thinking is kind of the inverse of your link, to list the letters (including those that are not published in the book) with a subject of the letter and maybe links to quotes from it or something. Now that I think about it I guess we could have articles like "Letter #5" which quotes the important parts of letter 5 along with other information. *shrugs* We can put this on the back-burner for now. --Hyarion 18:34, 14 March 2006 (EST)