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Hello Philip Baird Shearer, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

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Yann (talk) 16:10, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

djvu[edit]

I saw you edits to my edits on O'BRIEN, MURROUGH here is a list in alphabetical sort of the djvu pages I have edited.

I hope this is some help. When I first started importing DNB into Wikipedia I either did not see these pages or I did not understand how these volumes worked, so not all the DNB text I have used on Wikipedia has been placed in these pages. I'll go back through my sand boxes and see if there are any others and let you know if I modify any other pages. Regards Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 12:12, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks - I had your contributions to go on, but that saves time. I'll get through these at the rate of about one a day, since I'm currently working on various things in parallel. I had a few remarks I was going to pass on about style, but they are probably apparent in the diffs. The running head is to be put in by some method Billinghurst uses. I have switched over to {{sc| }} throughout, for small caps. Wikisource:WikiProject DNB/Style Manual explains about hyphenation and other matters that don't really warrant repeating.
I'm nearly done going through Wikisource:WikiProject DNB/Data capture, which is based on all WP pages showing {{DNB}} not filled in with a link over here to the article. If you ever want to add to that list, just do so, but please sign with five tildes so that we have a date for any new entries. (The page format right now is awkward for that, but disregard and place any updates somewhere.) I intend to chip away also at that list, to get everything DNB on WP referenced by some point in 2010. Charles Matthews (talk) 12:24, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
I noticed your edits and will make such edits in future as they say monkey sees monkey does ;-) But something I had not made clear above. If I edit a page now I am doing the whole page to a greater or lesser extent (something I did not used to do) so taking the example of 30.djvu/299 RICHARD KEBLE, there may well be short bios on the same page which are to a similar level of cleaning as the article I am interested in. The dates (as you highlighted to me at Wikipedia) may have more mistakes because I don't know what they should be for people outside my area of knowlege. -- Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 18:23, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I assume that if the text is advanced to status yellow that's the whole page done. There are actually a few more people on the project than a couple of months ago. If I run out of things to do, which is not so likely, I can forage around by looking over the shoulders of other participants. Charles Matthews (talk) 19:04, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

I've improved these pages:

If you have time please could you have a look at them and see if by the additional edits if I have included the additional changes you suggested. (I'll know by any additional edits that you make). Thanking you in anticipation --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 11:16, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

The only obvious thing was the issue described in Wikisource:WikiProject DNB/Raw materials#Way of working, hard line breaks showing up in the small-type references section (first of those). (And there the diffs don't show what is going on.) I have put a space in a [q. v.] in the second, because I prefer it, but there is no point pretending that the original had a constant spacing in its qv's, because it didn't. Charles Matthews (talk) 11:27, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

More[edit]

Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 02.djvu/222 Vol II page 210 ASTON JOHN 20:38, 15 December 2009
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 02.djvu/223 Vol II page 211 ASTON JOSEPH & RICHARD 22:19, 15 December 2009
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 02.djvu/224 Vol II page 212 ASTON THOMAS 22:41, 15 December 2009
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 02.djvu/225 Vol II page 213 ASTON WILLIAMS WALTER 00:36, 16 December 2009
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 04.djvu/146 Vol IV page 142 BELASYSE, JOHN & THOMAS 08:36, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 27.djvu/125 Vol XVII page 111 HOLBORNE, ROBERT
& HOLBROOK, ANN CATHERINE
12:24, 10 March 2010
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 58.djvu/291 Vol LVII, page 282 VERNON, THOMAS 02:30, 15 March 2010
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 28.djvu/259 Vol XXVII p. 256 Antony Hungerford Revision as of 03:19, 7 April 2010
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 18.djvu/179 Vol XVIII p. 173 FANE, Sir FRANCIS (d. 1689?) 02:31, 19 July 2010
Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 18.djvu/180 Vol XVIII p. 174 FANE, Sir FRANCIS (d. 1689?) 02:50, 19 July 2010

Simla Accord (1914)[edit]

There is some problems with the interwiki in the article, but I can't find why, it links to spanich interwiki. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 20:40, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your response, and good idea. I will look for the french version of the text and add it to fr.wikisource. I have a printed version of it. Usually, I first use the automatic translation from english and correct it (proof reading process, a little long). May be I could scan the text, and transform it into word using some software, it could be easier. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 20:56, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

second look[edit]

Hi Phillip, nice to see you active here. I'll have a look in a minute, just got two things on at once. Cygnis insignis (talk) 02:20, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Very wise. DjVu is very good when all is well, but using the jpeg is occasionally necessary. If there is something you especially want, and the scan is rubbish, put a request on the same project talk page. Cygnis insignis (talk) 02:43, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm doing the earls right? ... not the place Cygnis insignis (talk) 02:46, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we have it right now, if it is the Earls you wanted. Do you know what to do next? Cygnis insignis (talk) 02:59, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Most of the work I have done here is adding treaties (see for example Final Act of the Congress of Vienna). But I have done some work on the DNB which is a similar project to this one. What is done there and is starting to be done here can be seen with this example: of 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Philodemus see this diff and Page:EB1911 - Volume 21.djvu/436

So I edited the two pages and added the section headings:

Then I created two articles using the content of 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Philodemus as a template:

Then I added links to the two pages in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Vol 28 VETCH to ZYMOTIC DISEASES diffs

However, I have no idea if what I have done is correct as it is a case of monkey see monkey does. -- Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 11:45, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I have also been to the article w:Synods of Westminster and added citations to this Wikisource article. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 11:46, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

It all seems in order. Copying other examples is the best way to add to works, until you find a reason to do otherwise. My redlink stands out like a sore thumb, I wouldn't object if you removed it; linking the references is a bit optimistic at this stage, but one day :-) Making the 'clean text' available is inherently useful, what you did with it next is very impressive. You also made it easier for others to build on that contribution. I often find articles there that are built up from Brittanica and DNB, and I can add to that with the source I'm working on. Cheers, Cygnis insignis (talk) 17:45, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Spaces in DNB titles[edit]

Actually the convention is "no space after d. or fl." If there are few examples around with spaces, they are from a time when the conventions were less worked out. Charles Matthews (talk) 15:34, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

wrappers around pages[edit]

Hi,

I removed this div : [1] You should not wrap pages in a container ; the same result is achieved by dynamic layouts (in the display options). ThomasV (talk) 06:07, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

EB1911 article titles[edit]

The style in EB1911 is to disambiguate titles using parens, for example "Everett (Washington)" rather than "Everett, Washington" as you are doing. Thanks for your contributions. Bob Burkhardt (talk) 17:21, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Template:EB1911 edits[edit]

I reverted the last edit of your series at {{EB1911}}. It didn't seem essential to what you were doing, and it disabled access to the section parameter of {{header}} which I needed for an edit to clarify the documentation page for {{EB1911}}. Having a volume parameter is an improvement, though it took me awhile to appreciate what you were doing. I have made more comments at the talk page for {{EB1911}}, and I added an example of the use of the volume parameter to the doc. Bob Burkhardt (talk) 22:12, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

DNB01 template work[edit]

Thanks for your help with this aspect of the project. Your template work to date appears to be heading in the correct direction. The 1911 header discussion helped provide insights. While you continue your efforts on this template, I will go back to 18 October of last year in the DNB00 template, as that template was the first one that included all of the desired parameters currently available. I'll leave comments on Template talk:DNB01 as I head along the path just described. Good luck...and again thanks...JamAKiska (talk) 18:06, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Here is an example of the disambiguation page to which I referred earlier. JamAKiska (talk) 18:29, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Take a look at latest comments on "Template talk," suspect we are close on this one... JamAKiska (talk) 13:34, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

{{sdelete}}[edit]

and if you wish you can do something like {{sdelete|Author's request}}billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Index pages for EB1911 available[edit]

Good Morning! I noticed you have been adding pages to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica WikiProject, and I was wondering if you knew that there were page scans (Indexes) available for the 29-Volume set. I left some suggestions/instructions on another User's Talk page on this same topic, and I hope they can be helpful for you as well. Thanks! Londonjackbooks (talk) 14:35, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Template:EB1911/sandbox = <facepalm>[edit]

What are your thoughts to building the header for EB1911 a new, and let us get rid of the gumph, and get the damn thing into the 2010s? Trying to beat my way through that series of switch and other bits is a nightmare. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:55, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

EB1911 volume info[edit]

Hi. These pages (and maybe more of the same kind) appear not have volume info. Maybe you should think a way of coding the template so that they are not categorised as "without volume" (maybe with parameter "volume = NA" or something like that:

Bye--Mpaa (talk) 12:02, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

See Wikisource talk:WikiProject 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica -- PBS (talk) 13:25, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
They either appeared in volumes or they didn't.
  • If they didn't and they are our constructs, then maybe they belong in portal namespace.
  • If they did, then they belong with each volume, or they are just reproduced in the introductory section, then we reproduce one, and make it volume nude in the main ns, and work out what we want to for the page ns.
Basically this is the area of braveness where we probably make the considered decision to deviate from the published work as the 'rule' was not designed for EB1911. We should be rule-guided, not rule-bound. Also examples are what has been done for DNB and its subparts.— billinghurst sDrewth 13:29, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

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