User talk:Of Inver

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Again, welcome! Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:54, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Henry Scrymgeour[edit]

I see you have added a considerable body of information to the 1900 Dictionary of National Biography article on "Henry Scrymgeour". However, this information does not belong on Wikisource. Wikisource is a collection of previously published works and we do not add modern commentary to those works. I am not sure where to recommend you put your discoveries as it will not be accepted on Wikipedia either, because it is Original Research. I have put a copy of your text in your user subpage User:Of Inver/Scrymgeour info and then removed your changes to the DNB article. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:54, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

WS's main namespace is not out to be right about people, it is about accurately reproducing public domain publications, and historical documents. If there is documentary evidence available on the web, and/or a range of sources that can be scanned, uploaded to Commons that we can then transcribe and that fits our purpose, then we can look to build a page in the Portal: namespace (subject matter collections) that is based upon the person and link to the various documents held, articles about the person, etc. That way we keep the publications reproduction accurate, though we are presenting a range of material that sits beside it. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:55, 3 November 2011 (UTC)