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The Secret Chapter by Chapter | Result: Moved to essayspace[edit]

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  1. What even is this? Pointless and redundant. We don't need chapter-by-chapter breakdowns of books. Gangster Computer God (talk) 11:54, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. Immediately repels me with its extensive use of first-person pov throughout. We are a wiki, not an op-ed page. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 11:56, 6 May 2021 (UTC)



Perhaps a simplified version on The Secret page - with far fewer uses of the word 'she.' Anna Livia (talk) 12:08, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

  1. It's covering missional woo in considerably more detail than most people are ever likely to want or need, but there isn't anything drastically wrong with its overall tone or take on the subject. As a not-obviously-batshit labour of love, I think it could rehomed in essayspace and given a See also link in The Secret article. Helena Bonham Carter (talk) 12:54, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  2. Moving it to Essay makes sense. It reads like one. --ApooftGnegiol (talk) 13:06, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  3. Essayspace it and add link to main article. PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 13:23, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  4. Preserve by moving to essay space. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 13:31, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  5. What can I say that hasn't been said? PoorlyDrawnRockford.jpeg Rockford the Roe boop my snootpraise Oscar Wilde 13:33, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  6. Essayify it. Techpriest (I am Alpharius! / Pencil.png / Tux icon.png / Shield.png) 17:06, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  7. Agreed.-Flandres (talk) 17:11, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  8. It's been moved, you're welcome --Zoe Kirk (talk) 21:42, 6 May 2021 (UTC)


there are actually a couple more such live blogs doing chapter by chapter for the left behind series and for atlas shrugged. they are linked to in the relevant articles. maybe a few more for other works, i dunno, you might stumble across them. those autism uncensored pages referenced something similar being over on tweeter. really poorly, but similar.

there is some utility in this for left behind and atlas shrugged. both massive and/or multiple tomes, and famously really really shit. just really abysmal and tedious with dreadul morals. someone else went through so we dont have too. thank the bloggers for their suffering..

dunno if one for the secret is much use. AMassiveGay (talk) 12:58, 6 May 2021 (UTC)

Unlike the autism articles I feel this is fairly directly mission oriented. The Secret is Oprah Winfrey endorsed self help woo, teeters around New Age concepts, and (unlike the autism books) you're talking about something with 26K reviews on US Amazon instead of a couple hundred. Unlike Atlas Shrugged and Left Behind, my impression is that it's IMHO woo in the "mostly harmless" category (rah-rah on positive thinking), but it's very notable. Notable enough for this much detail? Eh, probably not on mainspace, but I'd rather not nuke it. (I'll also note that this appears to be the work entirely of one person.) PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 13:23, 6 May 2021 (UTC)