User talk:Feydey

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Cirt (talk) 17:53, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Index:Syria, the land of Lebanon (1914).djvu match and split?[edit]

Gday. On the index page you have said match and split, is there that text out there in the wild, or is it in for a standard proofread utilising the text layer from the djvu file? — billinghurst sDrewth 23:16, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Standard djvu file proofread. feydey (talk) 23:22, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Busy hands[edit]

You have moved in and are doing excellent work. It is great to have you aboard. Please hold still while we fit the chains wink. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:13, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

I didn't mean to overwrite your post on Scriptorium. It wasn't there when I clicked Edit and I didn't get an edit conflict warning when I saved. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 18:46, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

I guess it happens now and then, like typos, np. feydey (talk) 19:11, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

A study of Mexico[edit]

Thanks for that super-fast validation. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was in the right project.:-) - Ineuw (talk) 18:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Index:Syria, the land of Lebanon (1914)[edit]

Just had a look at this project. Would it be OK with you if I upload the image plates to the commons, something similar to what I did with the PSM photos of Volume 86? - If so, I would need the web address of the original plates, to get the best resolution possible. If not OK, this is still a very interesting project/book. - Ineuw (talk) 18:38, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi. Completed the upload of the images and they are all grouped in the commons:Category:Syria_and_Lebanon. I also inserted the first two images here and here. It’s somewhat of an allegory to the sale of the dead cat in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, allowing me to upload the images. I enjoyed the change. :-) - Ineuw (talk) 05:02, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi again. I uploaded and inserted the missing image and you’re very welcome. Image management/cleanup is a very recent experience and I enjoy doing it. This is something I avoided for a very long time. I also noticed the US Army manual abut Syria and would love to clean up the few images in that book as well. Is it also from IA? - BTW, you’re most welcome. - Ineuw (talk) 19:21, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

No problem. I was just curious about the colour images. :-) - Ineuw (talk) 20:14, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Question about how to generate a Table of Contents on Index[edit]

How did you do that on Index:A Book of Dartmoor.djvu? I have been trying forever to figure out how to do that! Best wishes, Another editor (talk) 21:55, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! You are more talented than me. But I’ll try harder! Another editor (talk) 22:20, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Re:Philip K. Hitti - Syria A Short History images.[edit]

Another very interesting book. Happy to oblige. - Ineuw (talk) 14:47, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

YW - anytime. It’s a busman’s holiday, besides I am interested in the topic. If you let me know what topics interest you, I always come upon articles of different interests, in the PSM project. Currently, I have two editors on my list - one here for Astronomy articles, and one on the commons for Ichthyology (fishes) images. - Ineuw (talk) 00:29, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

The Passing of Korea images[edit]

Hi. Gladly prepare and upload the images, (from a .JP2 copy downloaded from IA). - Ineuw (talk) 01:17, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi again. I completed the upload and insertion of the missing images. When you check let me know if everything is OK. - Ineuw (talk) 05:18, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Re:A Study of Mexico[edit]

Many thanks for your help in cleaning up and proofreading this project’s pages.Ineuw 06:29, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

I have a cheat for that[edit]

{{subst:User:Billinghurst/HeaderToggle}} which would apply with your moniker if you added it. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:16, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

rh[edit]

Feyday,

You obviously know what you are doing in editing but I came here to state that if you are typing in Running Header the shorter version is simply RH or rh. Kind regards, —Maury (talk) 06:36, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

/*Notes on New Zealand (1892) */ Feyday, validate the rest now before the crowd comes ![edit]

Feyday, a few hours ago you validated three pages of "Notes on New Zealand (1892)". I have come here to ask why not validated all of those colored yellow? They are all correct and easy to read/validate and that book would be completed sooner. Try to find a even one valid mistake in one of the proofread pages. (teasing) smiley Thank you and kindest regards, —Maury (talk) 10:56, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

raw and missing images[edit]

Hi Feyday,

The process for working with raw and missing images is as follows:

  1. When you come across an image in a work, and don't want to go to the trouble of providing it yourself, tag the page with {{missing image}} or {{raw image}} and move on.
  2. From time to time I run a bot that uploads raw images if they can be found at the Internet Archive
  3. Someone then needs to clean those images up and upload them to Wikimedia Commons
  4. Then replace the missing or raw image tags with the image code.
  5. Once that is done I will follow up and delete the raw images that are no longer needed.

If you skip step one and simply mark a page as problematic without using an image template, my bot will never know that an image is missing, and the raw image will never be uploaded.

If you skip step three and simply insert the raw images as-is into the page, you will break my process and make me grumpy. And there will be a danger that I will unwittingly delete them as raw images for a page that is no longer tagged as missing an image.

Hope this helps,

Hesperian 04:26, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Feydey, thank you very much doing those validations today. Kindest regards, —Maury (talk) 21:40, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Feydey, once again, I thank you for the corrected validation today. The other poster, Gum51, lives in Mexico and knows this history as well as spelling corrections of Spanish words and their meaning. We have worked together in the past and we continue to work together. Some books here are also taken to es.wikisource and done in Spanish. —Maury (talk) 23:39, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Sister links only where they exist[edit]

Gday, we find it preferable that sister links are only added where they exist, rather than creating in hope of future addition. Please also note that wikidata does not use names, they are strictly a code, eg. d:Q973734 for Brackenridge.

For what it is worth, there is no need to add a sort key to categories, the {{author}} template has a defaultsort of (surname, first name) built in. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:39, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Index Talk Page[edit]

Feydey, please read this page & my apologies. —Maury (talk) 21:53, 24 November 2013 (UTC)