User talk:James500

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

Last collaboration: Portal:Disney:
see the improvements!




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If you're bored and just wanting to grab a mop and bucket, then there are plenty of corners that need tidying. Works that need to be split into chapters, Works that need their licensing clarified, Works that need machine-read words corrected and Works that need page-numbers removed would all be a good place to start.

Help us out
Yann (talk) 18:34, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

PSM Categorization[edit]

Thanks for your efforts on the PSM article categorization. For category by subject selections I assembled THIS LIST for reference. If you create or use a category for PSM, could you kindly just add it to the list? Many thanks.— Ineuw talk 10:57, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Work on Statutes[edit]

Could you consider looking over the Edition of Owen Ruffhead that Wikisource now has scan for as well as the collections noted on AdamBMorgan's talk page noted by myself ? Sfan00 IMG (talk) 16:32, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm also in the process of slowly expanding the Short Title Act 1869 by adding in the schedules!,

Statutes[edit]

Did some more on this. Index:Public_General_Statutes_1896.djvu

Much appreciated if you could given that some complete Acts are now present,if you could start trancluding or linking appropriately.

In time it would be "nice" to hyperlink the names of Acts, but I'd like to wait until WikiData is out of beat before proposing a specific project to do cross referencing of 'statutes' on Wikisource. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 19:11, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikisource User Group[edit]

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Global message delivery, 23:21, 24 July 2013 (UTC)