Talk:T. S. Church

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Biographical information[edit source]

"Church was born and educated in Worcestershire, England. He holds degrees in Information Systems and Business, as well as anMA in Marketing, all from the University of the West England at Bristol. Betrayal at Falador is his first novel. In his free time T. S Church likes to play RuneScape. When not playing RuneScape he likes to read and study history. He also participates in adventure sports: from canoing the length of the Thames to running half-marathons."

That paragraph has recently been added by a new user whose first (and so far only) contribution has been to add that to this article. To me it smacks of having been completely made up, as there is no attempt to cite a source. Perhaps this editor has inside information, but there is no evidence of it. On Wikipedia this edit would be reverted as an unsourced statement about a living person... but of course the RuneScape Wiki is not Wikipedia, so I have not done that. I have looked for any sources that might even come close to backing it up, and have found none.

What I suggest though is to remove this information. Babel Interactive (the publishers of the novel) promise "a dedicated site to answer any questions you might have which will be coming soon". Hopefully this will provide a source of some biographical information on the author, but until we have it, this paragraph should not be here. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 06:23, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

i seriously do not think this information about him is true. it is not even clear if church is a real person or a name made up by jagex. i'm removing the section from the article but it will remain here. please discuss here if anyone has problems. Mojohaza1 22:06, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Cool, seems like a sensible course of action to me.  :-) Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 18:30, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
asked if this info is true on the questions thread on rs forum, might get an answer. will wait and see. Mojohaza1 17:44, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
Although this is obviously (extremely) late, I can confirm that the information is real. It can be found, word-for-word, on the inside of the book's jacket. Morian Smith 22:31, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

found his name[edit source]

we know his first name now thanks to Jagex so i've updated the page and redirected tom church to here Mojohaza1 19:08, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

How do you know his name? Do you have a link? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 19:20, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Link. :) Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!Loon is best buttlord 23:11, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
its linked in the article Mojohaza1 13:28, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Omg, i thought his name looked familar, that's Tom from Myspace! He's on my friends list even :) ~kytti khat 18:28, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
no its not his name is Tom Anderson. Mojohaza1 22:45, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

The page shouldn't be called Tom S. Church. We should name the article after his penname, T. S. Church. Wikipedia wouldn't rename the J. K. Rowling article "Joanne Rowling". White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 18:38, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

LOL, yeah. I agree with C Teng on that. His full name (what does S stand for?) can be mentioned in the article.   az talk   08:34, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
if we knew his middle name we would put it... Mojohaza1 19:08, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Agreed with C Teng. Very few people would expect this article to be at Tom S. Church, and especially as this is a RuneScape wiki, the article name should match how he is credited on the book. I'll move it accordingly, but if anyone does have a serious objection, we may have to gauge consensus. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 18:51, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Just to add an argument for this, the guidelines for article titles state that: "Pages must have appropriate titles... Articles about items, monsters, and non-player characters should be titled exactly as the subject's name appears in-game." Although Mr. Church is not an NPC (nor hopefully a monster), I think it is appropriate in the same spirit that his name should be given as it appears on the cover of Betrayal at Falador, as that is the context in which he is relevant to RuneScape, and the reason why he is notable enough to be included in this wiki. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 19:03, 6 December 2008 (UTC)