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Re: Special:Diff/4885449/4885451[edit]

Useful? AuFCL (talk) 18:24, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

I knew something like this would come. ;-P I don't suppose they have any djvu files out there, do they? No? I thought not. —Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 18:27, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
I've clearly tried to be too clever by far and genuinely do not know what you are looking for... pirates[ln 1] or palæobiology, or...? May I suggest starting again sans the cryptic (Ha! says me!)
    • had an interesting one on history of piracy (assuming of course I can find the reference again!) for example.
    AuFCL (talk) 23:59, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
    To tell the truth, even I don't know what I am looking for. I do what I can for now. Any suggestions, please? (And no, pirates are shelved for now.) —Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 05:01, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
    Gasp! Even the Pirates of Penzance?! --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:25, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
    Well, not those pirates... thanks for reminding me about that, though. ;) —Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 05:37, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

    Re: Index:Love among the chickens (1909).djvu[edit]

    Umm. Apologies for being so slow to notice this, but were you aware the above index is linked to Love Among the Chickens? The former is the 1909 edition, and the latter 1921. This would not be so great an issue, except the detail of the text appears to be hugely different, in the sense that quite different wording is used to relate essentially the same plot. Did you have plans how to resolve this, or have I stumbled across a complete non-sequitur? AuFCL (talk) 13:53, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

    I have created a bare-bones record for Armand Both, and included a tentative link back to Love Among the Chickens (which for I hope obvious reasons does not [yet] exist). I am mentioning this so that perhaps either one of us remembers to update the link should the book eventually be transcluded to a different location. Hope this is O.K. with you. AuFCL (talk) 14:16, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
    Thanks for reminding me. :) I had linked the chapter pages as sub-pages of Love Among the Chickens (New York: 1909) which I am creating now. The 1921 edition, according to Wikipedia, was a re-write of the 1909 version, apparently, which is why the texts don't match. Poof! I feel quite exhausted. Thanks for validating that book. Wodehouse was a genius. :D —Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 14:27, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

    Clockery likes clock-work[edit]

    Clockery, would you please fix this small table? and Yes, that is my photo. —Maury (talk) 05:23, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

    I'm not exactly what you would call experienced with tables, so I've attempted a non-table solution, which has gone awry. Gnome-face-crying.svg Try pinging @AuFCL: instead...Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 10:26, 19 May 2014 (UTC) Nice photo, by the way. :)

    Thank you for trying, Clockery. That's par enough for a fair field.

    P.S. Yep, but I was younger in that photo. Probably age "29" :D I look more like Hemingway now.—Maury (talk) 11:27, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

    Thanks very much[edit]

    Thank you for your help at Wikisource:Featured_text_candidates#Wikipedia_is_pushing_the_boundaries_of_scholarly_practice_but_the_gender_gap_must_be_addressed with the proofreading of Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed by Adrianne Wadewitz.

    Much appreciated,

    -- Cirt (talk) 16:42, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

    You're welcome -- it was the least I could do. :) Best regards,—Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 18:08, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
    Please see User_talk:EncycloPetey#Featured_text_update, any ideas on getting multiple other proofreaders? -- Cirt (talk) 18:18, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

    Dunno if you know the answer[edit]

    but I left a question at Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help#US_Senator_reposts_his_own_article_from_Wired_Magazine. -- Cirt (talk) 18:14, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

    Canterville Ghost files[edit]

    Gday. Trying to work out why the Canterville Ghost images are here, rather than at Commons. Wilde was dead, and his works are out of copyright, and Goldsmith is an American with the work being published in US, and before 1923. I cannot see an obstacle to their moving to Commons, however, you may know something that prohibits their moving to Commons. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:26, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

    To save either of you looking it up, the illustrator Author:Wallace Heard Goldsmith died in 1945. Possible reason (this edition of C.G. was published 1906)? AuFCL (talk) 22:10, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
    Yes, I did the author page, and the research. With an American author, and pre-1923 publication, the year of death becomes moot. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:42, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
    I wasn't sure whether Goldsmith was American or British (I had a feeling he was the latter), so I uploaded the images here just to be on the safe side. On the other hand, if you're sure there's no problem, feel free to move them to Commons. However, this image (w:File:Wallace Goldsmith - Oscar Wilde - Canterville Ghost - He met with a severe fall.jpg) has been marked as Do not move to Commons... any idea why? Argh, too confusing for me. Best regards,—Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 04:34, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
    Ignorance and/or presumption. They had no research on the illustrator, and I think that they have presumed that it was published first in UK, and by a British illustrator. In short, they were wrong. I will relocate the work, and ensure that I tag it sufficiently to beat any challenge at Commons. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:45, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


    Hickory Dickory Clockery, what is this thing you use? (ƒ=ma) force = Ma (mamma, mother, mom, ma?) From one who seeks true-true-absolute truth. e=mc 2 —Maury (talk) 14:21, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

    Oh, that? It's a little something I learnt in physics class and was rather struck with, dunno why... —Clockery Fairfeld (ƒ=ma) 17:01, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
    apples fall in pears. —Maury (talk) 22:15, 17 September 2014 (UTC)