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Good morning, thank you for the welcome.[edit]

I am interested and being an avid reader will read the instructions and then see if I can dedicate some time each week, thanks.

Paulette unsigned comment by Paula804 (talk) .

Moondyne, your Enterprise and Adventure book is ready now[edit]

Moondyne, your desired book is ready now. All watermarks were removed. - the name of the file will be Enterprise and Adventure.djvu Please re-check all pages before downloading from the source file. Kindest regards, —Maury (talk) 15:37, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Automated import of openly licensed scholarly articles[edit]

Hello Moondyne,

We are putting together a proposal about the automated import of openly licensed scholarly articles, and since you are an active Wikisourceror, we'd appreciate yourcomments on the Scriptorium. For convenience, I'm copying our proposal here:

The idea of systematically importing openly licensed scholarly articles into Wikisource has popped up from time to time. For instance, it formed the core of WikiProject Academic Papers and is mentioned in the Wikisource vision. However, the Wikiproject relied on human power, never reached its full potential, and eventually became inactive. The vision has yet to materialise.
We plan to bridge the gap through automation. We are a subset of WikiProject Open Access (user:Daniel Mietchen, user:Maximilanklein, user:MattSenate), and we have funding from the Open Society Foundations via Wikimedia Deutschland to demo suitable workflows at Wikimania (see project page).
Specifically, we plan to import Open Access journal articles into Wikisource when they are cited on Wikipedia. The import would be performed by a group of bots intended to make reference handling more interoperable across Wikimedia sites. Their main tasks are:
  • (on Wikipedia) signalling which references are openly licensed, and link them to the full text on Wikisource, the media on Commons and the metadata on Wikidata;
  • (on Commons) importing images and other media associated with the source article;
  • (on Wikisource) importing the full text of the source article and embedding the media in there;
  • (on Wikidata) handling the metadata associated with the source article, and signalling that the full text is on Wikisource and the media on Commons.
These Open Access imports on Wikisource will be linked to and from other Wikimedia sister sites. Our first priority though will be linking from English Wikipedia, focusing on the most cited Open Access papers, and the top-100 medical articles.
In order to move forward with this, we need
  • General community approval
  • Community feedback on workflows and scrutiny on our test imports in specific.
  • Bot permission. For more technical information read our bot spec on Github.

Maximilianklein (talk) 18:20, 20 June 2014 (UTC)


Moondyne (talk) 14:53, 17 July 2014 (UTC)


Toolbar and RegExp issues[edit]


I've made some changes to your common.js file based on the screen-grab you posted. It was troubling not to see any of the WikiEditor toolbar additions never mind the missing RegExp menu. See if that changes anything.

If not, are you sure you've disabled both 'Show edit toolbar' and 'Enable advanced wizards for inserting....' in your User: preferences and only have 'Enabled enhanced editing toolbar' enabled?

What about gadgets? Do you happen to have either 'use the old LST section labels' or 'add OCR button' enabled? -- George Orwell III (talk) 06:50, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I have now disabled ’show edit toolbar’ [1]. Screen now shows pagetools sidebar options, but none do anything. [2]. TemplateScript regex editor does work. Gadgets, no: [3]. Moondyne (talk) 07:41, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Still - we made some progress regarding the toolbar buttons. My only question on that point is if you want the Char[acter]Insert bar back above the WikiEditor bar or leave it just above the edit Summary: field after the edit box. I've made that position a legit option since some folks seem to prefer it always reside there regardless of the namespace.

Moving on; how about the gadget labeled 'Add a sidebar menu of user-defined regex tools, with a dynamic form for instant one-use regex' (seems to me like that's the old tool that Pathoschild is replacing)? If that is enabled, try disabling it & then see if the other menu of options (Page tools) work then. You'll have to the cache clearing thing after every change btw.

If none that helped, you'd need to return to the other discussion started on Pathoschild's page & ask for further help there. Remember to mention that I made some changes/re-ordered stuff in your common.js file to help get the WikiEditor buttons back since the last time he edited it if you do. -- George Orwell III (talk) 07:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks so much for your help. Yes, I would prefer the Char[acter]Insert bar back above the WikiEditor bar. When I re-enable ’show edit toolbar’ this comes back - so all good in that dept. 'Add a sidebar menu of user-defined regex tools' is enabled. I’ve disabled and tested and re-enabled and tested but still the sidebar scrips she no work. Will post to Pathoschild's page as you suggest. Moondyne (talk) 08:14, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Uggg. You've missed the point - at least for the foreseeable future, you must ALWAYS keep 'show edit toolbar' OFF. I've made the change to legitimately load the CharInsert bar above the WikEditor toolbar through your .js file so don't worry about that.

You should then disable the RegEx gadget, clear your cache and re-test. If still no luck - back over on the Pathoschild discussion, make sure you still mention the previous about my change(s) to your .js file AND the fact you have now have the "old" RegEx gadget disabled as well to him. Good luck. -- George Orwell III (talk) 08:35, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

One more thing even before the above -- now that I've carefully looked over your gadget selections - please disable both 'Disable OCR button in the Page namespace' as well as 'Allow pages to override my dynamic layout preference on a case-by-case basis' gadgets. These are simple one-line overrides that should never have been gadgets in the first place. I've set the equivalents directly in your .js file instead so they will do as before but without the need to enable them in your preferences (which screws up the load of things or conflicts with the things in your .js - like the new menu of scripts for example). -- George Orwell III (talk) 08:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Everything disabled [4] [5] but sidebarscripts still not working. Moondyne (talk) 13:16, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I read that you got it working - thats great. The reversion patch has been applied as well so you can enable/disable 'show edit toolbar' as you wish (supposedly). I still think enabling it only invites loading issues - your results may differ however, Prost. -- George Orwell III (talk) 01:00, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Many thanks for your help. Moondyne (talk) 06:13, 3 September 2014 (UTC)


Madras Journal... hmmm... Milligan? Hesperian 15:20, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

OK? The seed was def from your todo list, and that may be as far as it goes. Will see. Moondyne (talk) 13:58, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh wow, I have a to-do list. I didn't know that was there. It must be years old. I saw Madras Journal and something in my brain said Milligan. A bit of poking around led me to this, which confirmed it. Hesperian 14:09, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
William Lane Milligan got a contemporary review here. Moondyne (talk) 14:53, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

December PotM[edit]

Hi, we seem to be motoring through the Baseball book and will need a second book. We could pick up Index:Athletics and Manly Sport (1890).djvu, or do you want to see that through yourself? Or, is there something else in the games/sport area that would be of interest? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 08:39, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I'd be very happy to have some help with that! The first section is mainly about boxing and ancient Irish games. Moondyne (talk) 09:00, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Cricketing Reminiscences and Personal Recollections would be nice too. Admittedly ghost-written, it is one of only 2 books (the other being Cricket) written under the name of the father of the sport and contains a wealth of important detail on its formative years. Good quality scans and images. Page 400 onwards is mostly statistical tables I think - these could be passed over. Moondyne (talk) 16:25, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header template[edit]

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

PSM V41 D310 J W Powell.jpg[edit]

@Moondyne: File:PSM V41 D310 J W Powell.jpg Here is the link to the image.— Ineuw talk 06:04, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Much appreciated. Moondyne (talk) 06:44, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Most welcome. I was quite surprised at the collection of images in commons:Category:John Wesley Powell In fact he appeared in PSM in three different volumes. Live and learn. :-)— Ineuw talk 18:42, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
I clearly didn’t look too hard—I would have borrowed one of those... Moondyne (talk) 23:57, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
There is another better copy of the same image also from another PSM volume, you can use that. No one will complain, I certainly won't.— Ineuw talk 05:14, 31 March 2015 (UTC)