Shakespeare-X Message Wiki
This wiki is for serious academic debate on the Shakespeare-X Message and the authorship question.
If you post opinion here you should consider yourself an expert on the subject. This can also be an informal expertise.
You may ask questions of the experts reading here. Hopefully they will answer.
I’d like to extend a particular invitation to Harold Bloom, Michael Wood, Park Honan, James Shapiro and Stephen Greenblatt to post and comment here. Your work has been helpful in my research. As has the work of many (most) other academics.
If you have published on Shakespeare or authorship, I have probably read your work and I’d be delighted to see you commenting here. Please feel welcome.
I moderate here occasionally and read frequently. I’ll try to comment, but unfortunately I can’t answer any direct questions as yet, for obvious reasons.
All readers please flag anything which seems inappropriate and unsuited to the tone of the debate. And always anything which is spam. I am moderating a number of comment boards simultaneously and my attention is divided.
Please vote on the questions raised. If the voting system is working..
Posting and Comment Rules
Be lively! Speak freely! People are watching. Impress them!
This is not a place for factional lobbying. Although it is a place for factional discussion.
No website links may be posted for advertising purposes. That’s an immediate ban from the entire website. If you put up a link make sure it is highly justified and will stand up to examination.
No “Me too”, “Well said”, comments please. We need the space. Add to the debate or demure. Or ask a question.
Anyone who says I’m ugly will be banned.
You certainly can say I’m wrong though.
Or that it’s impossible that something such as the Shakespeare-X Message could possibly exist.
Or that it’s all a cruel and devious hoax, if that’s your conclusion.
But try to remember that worldwide reputations are at stake.
Before you go commenting, here’s my favorite quote on academic politics and dispute to cheer you.
‘It’s always vicious because the stakes are so low.’
But not this time it seems.
The Shakespeare-X Wiki
Anyone can post a comment in this wiki, try to be mature and sensible though. Otherwise I'll have to make all posting for members only, which is inconvenient for everyone.
The wiki is for open disputation, not for squabbling and insult. Academics are especially welcome. You don't have to agree with me at all. Although it might be wise.
Currently only members can edit pages and write complete articles, others can post comments.
If you would like to become a member and use the wiki more freely, then simply ask via the wiki and I'll authorize you. You're welcome.
In your message include a couple of brief lines regarding your academic credentials/ expertise/ intentions, so that I can get a quick sense of you and your interests. It's not a test though, so relax and be friendly. I'll authorize anyone who isn't a lunatic in a rage. It may take a day or so to do it.
You can post a comment on the wiki immediately though, I've formatted it open for that. Even a comment telling me you have asked for membership and I should get moving on authorizing it because you have a fascinating and provocative article ready to post.
Opening The Wiki
To use the wiki properly:
The site doesn't allow iframes. To read it here or to open it in a new tab, click on the Shakespeare-X link at top left inside the frame below. This will take you to the wiki site and let you see and use the whole page at once.
The wiki is located at: Lee Vidor Shakespeare-X Message Wiki
Don't forget to come back here though! I'm not there, I'm here.