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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 10:09, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Doing nice work[edit]

Gday. You are doing some excellent proofreading on "The Dictionary of Australasian Biography". As a tip, with sections, I am not sure whether you are using the ## section name ## or the pair of <section begin="" /><section end="" /> … anyway, it would be lovely if you could insert the section names within double quote " ". It is a good practice as without the quotes it just sees the first word as the section name (it terminates on a space), so becomes problematic wherever a surname repeats on a page; whereas with the quotes, it takes the whole component as the tag name. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:52, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback and tips;, I tried the ## section name ## method on one page and it didn't seem to work out, so more recently I've been using section begin/end. I'll remember to use " " for the ## method if I try it again. Diverman (talk) 21:19, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
You are doing a fantastic job, and you've got the transclusions spot on. As feedback about my original formatting for the work, I am still uncertain about the div formatting. Some of the smaller look RS when spread, and some of the larger don't need to be squashed. That said it looks good on my handheld devices.

If you are into hacking your js configuration pages, I have some good javascript shortcuts that help to take some of the tedium from editing, eg. section tags and transclusion. Some in the old toolbar, some in a sidebar. Call if you want assistance.

With wikilinks, we link 0) all works mentioned; and preferentially 1) articles within a work and especially with q.v.-type links, and with this work we use {{DAB lkpl}} (ie. link plain), 2) to Author pages where they exist or may exist, 3) to enWP. We have tended to underlink other components of works. If you are at enWP, then there we have {{cite Australasia}} that links back to the individual pieces of the work. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:28, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks again for the feedback, I'm keen to try out the javascript shortcuts and would appreciate your guidance on how to install and use them.
I've used my first {{DAB lkpl}} link just recently, I'll try to keep using them where relevant. I've also used the {{cite Australasia}} link at WP, it's a good way to link those articles back to a primary source.Diverman (talk) 02:47, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
I should have noted that I am a bit of a dinosaur and 1) using the older style toolbar Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing and turning off the beta features as per Wikisource:Tools and scripts/More editing buttons; 2) sidebar regex tool Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets and you would need to modify the preferences to use these features. As an admin, I am able to edit your Special:MyPage/common.js file and can load some of these instances if that is helpful to you. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:34, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

I have moved forward (if I understand your statements) and put in place the regex text components, and you will need to turn on your regex gadget. To see and use these components, when you edit you will see grey clickable text on the left had side of the edit pane, beneath the sidebar. Some are designed solely for certain namespace.

If this has worked, and you are ready for toolbar buttons, let me know. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:58, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Not sure how to turn on regex gadget, sorry. I'll need instructions, I'm not familiar with the gadgets. I didn't see any grey editable text yet.
As an aside, I have written a script (in AutoIt) to auto-generate the individual's entries in Australasian. I start with a CSV file that has the person's name and djvu page numbers. So when I proofread pages, I paste the data in Excel, then do a little massaging, save the CSV file and pass that as a parameter to the script. Then it auto-generates the text (one per entry) that transcludes that person's info. Then I paste that into Wikisource. Diverman (talk) 07:44, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets check the box for the text "Add a sidebar menu of user-defined regex tools, with a dynamic form for instant one-use regex (documentation)." and save it. This turns the tool on. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:28, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

RunningHeader Script "rh"[edit]

I've been using the "clean up" script when editing pages - it's very handy, thanks! (Just got to watch for valid hyphenated words split across lines like "Agent-General" where the hyphen vanishes.)

I haven't been able to get the {{rh}} script to work - it doesn't appear to do anything. Is there a technique for making it work? I've just been using the RunningHeader tempate manually. Diverman (talk) 11:15, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

I would generally do {{hyphenated word start|Agent|Agent-General}} and {{hyphenated word end|General|Agent-General}}
For {{RunningHeader}}, you have a choice of three parameters {{RunningHeader|||}} which are $1 = left, $2 = center, or $3 = right. Alternatively you can use named parameters left=left text, right = right text, and center =center textbillinghurst sDrewth 15:02, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Woohoo! Congratulations[edit]

Fantastic job on the completion of The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. I think that you deserve the task of now editing this to Template:New texts. Again congrats. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:15, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

You need to add the {{new texts/item}} template to Template:New texts rather than to the work. Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:00, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for that Beeswaxcandle, I wasn't sure where it should go and now fixed it up. Diverman (talk) 11:14, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations to you and Billinghurst on completing this work. It looks like it was a huge project which I'm sure you happy to see the back of. Thanks. Moondyne (talk) 09:44, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Moondyne, and thanks to Billinghurst for starting the project. Now I'm going to be adding info from the DAB to Wikipedia where appropriate for a while to come! Diverman (talk) 11:14, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh gee, and here I had in mind Strzelecki's Index:Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land.djvu :-))) — billinghurst sDrewth 14:30, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

{{DAB link}} is available for the fuller citations. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:54, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

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