User talk:Adrignola

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Import from b:[edit]

Do you have transwiki import set up from English Wikibooks? I didn't see a page for requesting imports when searching. It is possible that consensus will be found to have Investiture of the Gods, a translation of Fengshen Yanyi, seen at Chinese Wikisource brought here. If not allowed here, a transwiki result would become a deletion; Wikibooks is not a repository for source texts and so it is out of scope there.

Adrignola (talk) 14:06, 11 January 2011 (UTC) at WS:S

Absolutely. You can do it yourself from Special:Import, or you can get one of us to do it at our pace. If you do it, just bring it in as is, as the chapters, and I will run my bot over it to put the requisite headers in place, and do a tidy up afterwards. Note here or my talk page are okay. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:23, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Well, upon visiting that page the restriction is the same as it is at Wikibooks: "The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Administrators, Importers, Transwiki importers." At Wikibooks we had the developers make it so administrators can grant the transwiki importer flag, but I know I'm not a major contributor here and it would be a bit of an imposition to request the flag even if you could grant it for only a single book. I will wait to see if we get some further support on the request for deletion page and then probably leave a note in the Scriptorium when it's time. The administrators' noticeboard seems to me to be for more urgent situations, though it will fall to an admin to do the import. In the meantime I'll work to get the chapters numbered correctly at Wikibooks so that there's not further work to be done beyond the arduous importing of 100+ pages. Adrignola (talk) 15:24, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Yep, I see that I was mistaken, though would happily ask a 'crat to have it turned on for you, though as said, we can do it. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:31, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Our (only?) resident speaker of Chinese, Kayau, agrees with the transwiki and I've not seen any opposition. Darklama, an admin, agrees and he's very thorough in his analyses of nominations. (Participation is really low for deletion requests and in community forums in general, so I don't expect many other responses). I'm thinking it will be safe to import it now. I consolidated the chapters that were split over two pages for some reason. That brings it down to 78 pages. Now it becomes clear that the original contributor didn't finish translation of all 100 chapters. 75% isn't bad, though. Adrignola (talk) 15:07, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Portal:Investiture_of_the_Godsbillinghurst sDrewth 23:12, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Hope you didn't get those painful errors and timeouts that are so common importing from Wikipedia. Thanks a bunch! Adrignola (talk) 23:59, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Seeking your opinion[edit]

Gday Adrignola. I would value your WB hat opinion on the conversation Wikisource:Scriptorium#Derivative works. It falls into the grey area between the two sisters, and we want to minimise overlap, but ensure that there is no gaping hole either. Thanks, if you can. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:10, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Good to hear a reasoned voice not at the coal face. — billinghurst sDrewth 10:18, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Annotations and derivative works[edit]

Hi. Further to the last talk section, and as you commented on Wikisource:Scriptorium#Derivative works, I invite you to also comment on the second stage: Request for comment on annotations and derivative works. This should work out some of the details about what falls within Wikisource's scope. I apologise for the over detailed page (this is actually Wikisource's first RfC of this kind) but this has been a problem on this project in the past and I want to get this resolved as fully as possible. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 22:36, 6 March 2013 (UTC)