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01:31:11 AM Dec 10th 2014
Here's a bit of advice to people who add examples, especially to the Fanfic section: the Examples Are Not Recent rule applies here, too.

If the story or the series is still ongoing, refrain from adding easily outdated information such as "It is currently the longest/the second-longest fanfic in its category on ff.net" or "The story is currently 50% done", especially since future editors may have problems verifying if they're still true (especially the latter—how can we quickly determine if the story's planned length is the same as it was a year ago?). They are bound to get removed sooner or later. Things like exact word and chapter counts are still — in my opinion — fine, as long as you mark them with a date ("As of December 2014..."), since they're ultimately what this page is about.
08:47:18 PM Apr 8th 2014
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What if This Very Wiki was printed!? o.O ... On second thought, Archive Panic is the right trope. Sorry.
09:22:01 AM Sep 4th 2013
What's the longest book? I can't find it here.
04:59:58 AM Nov 30th 2012
Okay, looking at the page image: When you get to the point where your book is taller than it is wide, doesn't it become so impractical to use that you switch to volumes like every other paper encyclopedia?
03:31:51 AM Aug 11th 2013
well, the "paper Wikipedia" was more of a proof-of-concept gimmick than a real book meant for daily use
09:56:41 PM Nov 9th 2013
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I remember using a copy of the Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (in the 80s) that looked similar to the book in the picture, except that the library kept it mounted in a dedicated stand.
09:43:25 AM Jun 10th 2012
I think manga examples like Hajime no Ippo and Kochikame should be removed. This isn't about long-runners but at single volumes that clock in at over 500 pages.
08:12:06 PM Aug 12th 2012
Yes, it doesn't make any sense since the individual volumes are only around 200 pages long. Hajime no Ippo and Kochikame already have entries on the Long Runner page. The other manga entries are about omnibus editions and so are fine. I'll go ahead and remove them.
07:30:20 PM Sep 24th 2011
Couldn't decide where to put this on the main page, so I'm putting it here: the Longest Stories C2 has identified 52 stories on FanFiction.Net with more than 1,000,000 words. Of those, 7 have over 2,000,000, and one, The Subspace Emissary's Worlds Conquest, has broken 3,000,000. (Major thanks to ncfan for her help!)
10:16:41 PM Jun 24th 2011
Would it be a good idea to separate out the in-story examples from the actual works? I'd do it, but I don't want to make more work for someone else if it's a bad idea.
02:59:17 AM Jul 30th 2013
04:36:46 PM Jan 27th 2011
Can't put this on the page 'cos it'd be natter:

The Codex Giygas. Are you a bad enough dude to grasp its true form?
07:40:30 PM Oct 30th 2010
The Urantia Book is 2,097 pages long and could be considered a religious text. I can't find it in this article.