User talk:Storkk

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Hello, Storkk, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here. If you need help, see our help pages (especially Adding texts and Wikisource's style guide). You can discuss or ask questions from the community in general at the Scriptorium. The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page.

John Vandenberg 23:33, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

A tip[edit]

Hi, you can use "{{smallcaps}}" to produce "My Lords". Enjoy, John Vandenberg 16:05, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Well, I wasnt aware that it was recommended that it was substed, and I do see how the performance benefits outweigh the benefits of avoiding HTML syntax in the text. Personally, I think the {{smallcaps|..}} is more friendly to the average new user who clicks the edit button, but like I said, that is personal preference. So long as you arn't typing it out by hand each time... :-) I'll try to make the next tip more useful. John Vandenberg 16:55, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Select British Eloquence[edit]

Hi, I used to be involved in dealing with speeches here at Wikisource, though I've been uninvolved for a while now. I'm just thinking of getting re-involved & re-exploring the site I saw some of the work you've done on 'Select British Eloquence'. Well done. One thing I noted was the categorisation of the pre-1707 speeches as British speeches. Although the volume is 'British eloquence' in the categorisations its more accurate to use category:English Speeches or category:Scottish Speeches as pre-1707 they wouldn't've been British except in the geographical sense & the categories are national rather than geographical.

(For what its worth the use of the term British in the title is a subtle form of cultural imperialism often found in some history books, which considers British history as purely English history until 1707 then adds Scotland).

I may be getting more involved in wikisource again time premitting & if so I'll look to start including your SBE speeches in the main speech page (sadly underused since I left). AllanHainey (talk) 12:57, 16 December 2008 (UTC)