User talk:Rich Farmbrough

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search

Talk to me[edit]

But better on en: than here... Rich Farmbrough, 20:15 22 April 2007 (GMT).


Hello, Rich Farmbrough, and welcome to Wikisource! Thank you for joining the project. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

Carl Spitzweg 021-detail.jpg

You may be interested in participating in

Add the code {{active projects}}, {{PotM}} or {{CotW}} to your page for current wikisource projects.

You can put a brief description of your interests on your user page and contributions to another Wikimedia project, such as Wikipedia and Commons.

I hope you enjoy contributing to Wikisource, the library that is free for everyone to use! In discussions, please "sign" your comments using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your IP address (or username if you're logged in) and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question here (click edit) and place {{helpme}} before your question.

Again, welcome!

Hi Rich. You will notice that there is Wikisource:WikiProject DNB, which can help with your contribs. cygnis insignis 16:09, 26 October 2010 (UTC)


I have given you autopatrolled rights, since you are active here currently. Charles Matthews (talk) 07:45, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Rich Farmbrough, 11:15 21 May 2011 (GMT)

Wikisource:Style guide & hws/hwe[edit]

You will find some stuff at the first link for overarching, though for the Page: namespace stuff, look at Help:Proofread for the {{hyphenated word start}} and {{hyphenated word end}} covered there. If you are using the old style toolbar, I have text for additional buttons in my common.js file. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:00, 6 September 2011 (UTC)


I spelled correctly "complete" on your to do list. --Skylark92 (talk) 17:18, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Rich Farmbrough, 17:24 9 September 2011 (GMT)

Concatenating lines[edit]

Please do not concatenate lines as you did with this edit. It makes it very difficult to track changes to the page. In some cases it is necessary to join lines that otherwise would leave a hyphen in a word that is not usually hyphenated but that is the exception rather than the rule. -- Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 08:56, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom free zone: practical people wanted[edit]

So after my polite bits on your lovely unbusy page, and looking at your tardy edit count here. I will politely say welcome back onboard, there are books awaiting your efforts. smiley Anyway, all cheek aside, you do know that we are here and happy to have any spare time and idle/idol/idyll fingers. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:23, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Rich Farmbrough, 19:53 10 July 2012 (GMT)

echoing billinghurst's sentiment. Dsp13 (talk) 14:12, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Not acceptable[edit]

I am sorry to say, and this is not an attack, but the work done ON THIS PAGE cannot be considered "Proofread" by any standard. This work has some serious typographic difficulties, about which you are advised to inquire in the Scriptorium. If you are new to proofreading, please consider an easier project to work on, where there are previously proofread pages to follow as an example, and to understand what you missed out here. — Ineuw talk 22:11, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Umm, I find every effort acceptable, and in cases where there are errors then some feedback on misses would be worthwhile, especially if there is minutiæ with a work. We all have to learn somewhere and somehow, so supportive guidance on improving has always been a worthwhile approach, rather than a WP style of negative criticism. If there are issues with a requirement for a higher level of expertise, then maybe choosing another work is a good idea, though I would hope that we can be supportive in helping find a work of interest. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)