07:19:24 AM Jun 29th 2010
Alright, I chopped the entire "what was he like as a person" section, on the theory that it invites both gushing and complaining and is generally not what we want on the wiki.
02:19:19 PM Sep 2nd 2010
A snarky hypercritical person might point out that the "what was he like as a person" section got cut the moment it included anything less adoringly worshipful than "Other people, of course, have other opinions".
04:33:12 PM Sep 2nd 2010
Yes, a snarky hypercritical person might indeed do so. Fortunately, we aren't here on this wiki to bitch about people we don't like. Get that into your head or you won't last long.
03:14:41 AM Feb 14th 2011
Hm. When did TV Tropes become Wikipedia? I seem to have missed the announcement of a WP:BIO rule, particularly one that extended beyond the living to the dead.
08:05:51 AM Feb 14th 2011
Troper's Law. And we have never been about flaming or gushing on creators, no matter what impression you may have gotten.
08:04:32 AM Jun 9th 2010
I know we aren't exactly Wikipedia with it's fanaticism for neutrality, but... good god, could this article get more glurgy?
09:17:40 AM Jun 9th 2010
At its core, this page hasn't been given a significant revamp in a while. Heinlein tends to be a Love It or Hate It figure in fiction and we've had to fight against insertion of extreme negativity at several points. Still, it's hard to avoid the facts: he's one of the most influential authors of the Science Fiction genre. Most of the negativity seems to focus on the perceived social/political tone of his stories and a belief that his characters are Mary Sues. Since TV Tropes is not about political commentary, it's natural to feel that the page is composed of Gushing when it doesn't mention this. If you see obvious Gushing weasel words, feel free to remove them, but don't ignore the facts as to just how popular and influential Heinlein is/was.