Talk:Author's Note

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Could this be expanded to be inclusive for artists and vidders and their notes, just like the headers article doesn't just talk about about fic? I know I include notes in with my fanart that have pretty much the same function (e.g. tell more about the background, thank a beta if I had one, credit image sources if I used them), so it's really the same thing.--Ratcreature 16:39, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure, will do -- I should have thought to do that originally. (Or to search for headers under "headers," not "story headers." Will fix that link, too.)--Penknife 16:55, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

There's a red link on the headers page to author's notes, plural -- does anyone have any feeling on which is more prevalent, so we can redirect the other? --Arduinna 17:00, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

I use both interchangeably, depending on whether I have one thing to say in my author's note(s) or more than one, so I'm no help there. I think the singular is slightly more common, but I don't feel strongly about it either way.--Penknife 17:09, 6 October 2008 (UTC)
I just checked, and the main article for Warnings is plural, so maybe Author's Notes should be plural for consistency. (And maybe eventually I'll get the hang of remembering to sign talk comments.)--Penknife 17:12, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

accuracy vs. inclusion

Currently the page defines author's note to include other fanwork types besides fanfic, but it seems disingenuous. An author in this context is an author of fanfic; when vidders or podficcers add notes, these are not called author's notes (that I've seen?), but vidder's notes, reader's notes, etc. I think it would be better to state upfront that this term is used (only?) for fanfic, acknowledge that other fanwork creators also write notes, and create separate pages if there's enough to say about an individual note type. I created a page on reader's notes because podficcers also read aloud the author's notes, so it's a meaningful distinction.--aethel (talk) 20:52, 2 June 2019 (UTC)