User talk:Frglz

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Collaboration of the Week

The current community collaboration is collecting works related to
WikiProject NARA.

Last collaboration: Portal:Disney:
see the improvements!


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Wikisource has a number of active Wikiprojects that could use
your help in tackling these large additions to our library.


New Student's Reference Work Project
Work: New Student's Reference Work


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Help us out

John Vandenberg (chat) 07:12, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

When we do NEW TEXTS[edit]

Gday. Congratulations on your first new text. A favour to ask with that. It is helpful to the site to list the work being added in the Edit Summary. We keep a closer eye on the list as it displays straight to the main page with only light restrictions, hence we ask for this information. We also have a +1, -1 tradition to help manage the number of texts, so when you add to the top, it is great if you can take off the bottom work on the list. Thanks, and again congratulations. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:47, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Author:Helen Fryer[edit]

Went to try and build the author page for Author:Helen Fryer as per The Esperanto Teacher/The alphabet, however, without knowledge of the book, my initial steps are stymied. Do you know any base information about the author, alternatively, do you know any information about the book, its publisher, and place of publication? — billinghurst sDrewth 23:00, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, I've googled Helen Fryer and I haven't found anything about her, but the text is from http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8177.

--Frglz (talk) 23:33, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Author:Helen Fryer(reply)[edit]

Well, I've searched and a review on Amazon says that it was published in 1907 but I couldn't find anything about Helen Fryer. The text is available at http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/esptr10h.htm.--Frglz (talk) 23:46, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Kewl, the text has this information contained within ...

LONDON:
BRITISH ESPERANTO ASSOCIATION (Incorporated),
17, Hart Street, W.C.I.

New land mollusks from Madagascar and Mexico[edit]

Looks like this will be another cool article to have. Two things: (1) Be sure that you check permissions on Fieldiana articles. Some dates for the journal were issued without copyright, but some require permission. There is a website (you can find it though the Field Museum's website) where you can ask, if you're not sure. (2) Do you understand how I set the Index page to show the original page numbers, and to show a "-" for blank pages? If not, you can probably figure it out by editing the Index page. This is a handy way to keep your sanity while working on a new source file, in case you weren't already aware of it. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:31, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest. I got the file from archive.org, so I assumed it would be PD; I'll check the site you mentioned. I was going to mark the pages blank myself, but didn't get around to it. Thank you for doing it (and sorry).--Frglz (talk) 20:32, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
The page on Terms of Use gives contact information regarding Fieldiana. Some of the older series may be in the public domain, but you'd have to ask to find out for sure. --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:20, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks very much[edit]

Thank you so much for contributing the document Homoeopathy and Its Kindred Delusions to Wikisource!

It is most educational material.

Thanks again,

-- Cirt (talk) 03:15, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

My pleasure!--Frglz (talk) 14:46, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thank you for contributing Miracle Mongers and Their Methods to Wikisource.

A most important document relating to the history of the field of scientific skepticism.

Thanks again,

-- Cirt (talk) 15:53, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome!--Frglz (talk) 14:16, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Works and subworks[edit]

G'day. Where a work has been published as part of another work, our current practice is to maintain the connection between the works, and to have the subwork as subpages. We do allow and encourage redirects from the root level to the subpages. Apart from keeping the structure of the publication, it also means that if there are multiple versions of the work then they can also be neatly curated within the collection. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:25, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for letting me know.--Frglz (talk) 00:03, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Patriotism and Christianity[edit]

Thank you for your work on the above. Cheers, Captain Nemo (talk) 04:45, 24 March 2014 (UTC).

And thank you for helping me! :)--Frglz (talk) 00:50, 25 March 2014 (UTC)