User talk:Robert Rubin

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Robert -- welcome!! Very glad to see you've made it in the door. I just now noticed (and posted a response to) your item on the forums -- but let's, by all means, carry on the talk on the Talk:Literature page. Russell Potter 13:05, 27 April 2007 (CDT)

Literature article to be featured

Hi Robert,

The toplevel Literature article has just been featured tody as a "developed" article on the "for Approval" page (see notes on Talk:Literature) -- this could really help give us a boost, as Editors in other field will be be needed if we're to get it through the approval process.

I think it looks very good, but the ending seems to just taper off -- maybe we can do something to give it a more 'finished' feel, and perhaps enrich the biliography as well. I've thought about a 'further resources' section as well, but perhaps that can wait a bit .... also if we could find a couple of additional public-domain imaes that fit, that would be great. Many thanks for your work so far, and I hope we can keep this momentum going! cheers, Russell Potter 06:48, 3 May 2007 (CDT)

Thanks, Russell. I've been thinking about how to wrap it up more neatly. If I can clear the freshman term papers off my desk for an hour or two, I'll give it a shot. --Robert Rubin 12:59, 3 May 2007 (CDT)

Congrats on Literature

Robert, congratulations on the final version of the Literature article! I think your new introductory and final sections were key to its success, and we've set a high standard for this area and all articles to follow. Thanks so much for your diligence and graceful phrases! Russell Potter 16:37, 11 May 2007 (CDT)

Glad to see you're back

Hi Robert - glad to see you're back and active on the wiki! Hope we'll have a chance to work together on some entries over the summer ... pilgrimage is looking good ! Russell Potter 16:54, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Thanks. Yes, it's been a crazy few weeks, but things are calming down now. Hope yours has been going well. I should be able to work on a few entries. After I finish roughing out the Pilgrimage article, I was thinking of starting one on WB Yeats, a longtime favorite of mine. --Robert Rubin 18:58, 8 June 2007 (CDT)
Yeats! By all means, yes! I had posted an item on the Forums about clustering related topic articles; we are beginning to build up a fairly decent body of Irish literary entries, so let's make the Yeats entry well-interlinked with some of these: Ella Young, James Stephens (author), Táin Bó Cúailnge, Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, and Ulster Cycle, as best we can. Russell Potter 21:54, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Pilgrimage

Hi Robert, left a note for you at Talk:Pilgrimage -- cheers, Russell Potter 18:16, 4 July 2007 (CDT)

Thanks for your reply. Of course, I agree wholeheartedly, this is a synthetic, and in many ways transdisciplinary entry, which is what I like about it. Such entries will take longer to gestate, absolutely. It's my job to be slightly impatient; yours to argue for as much time as you need to reach the point at which you feel it's ready. I only posted to let you know my views, and to emphasize that article development can be a matter of plateaus, each a bit more comprehensive, rather than an ultimate, all-in-one goal. Your timetable sounds fine; I'll keep an eye out. Let me know when you think it's getting close. Cheers, Russell Potter 21:40, 4 July 2007 (CDT)