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Suggestions (remove if so desired)[edit]

Several decades ago I was on GEnie and one of the most popular places was "Creative Writing". We may want to consider this for WPSM. It attracts people to an area and many participate. In doing so WPSM will be there to assist in ideas and PD illustrations. OR perhaps we may want to illustrate texts that are all text and never had illustrations due to costs of ink, printing, binding, et cetera. William Maury Morris II (talk) 19:03, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Facebook[edit]

The existing Facebook page does not follow the rules outlined here, but is a total anarchy with many page admins, which so far has worked just fine. Considering that this page exists and works (except that few people actually write updates), which problems are you trying to solve? --LA2 (talk) 03:12, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

My statement above is a *suggestion* not a problem to be solved. However, with what you have written and asked I would say the problem is, as you provide, solving an absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose. I myself do not like "total anarchy". If the FB "page" works with its many administrators then there is no problem to be solved, or is there? It exists and it works. I haven't looked at FB lately due to working on my own suggestion above. Kind regards, --William Maury Morris II (talk) 04:12, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
You don't need a Facebook account to take a look at facebook.com/Wikisource. That's what it looks like. It has a timeline of events and occasional news updates. That's all. 140 Facebook accounts are "fans" of the page (follow its updates; the 100th fan joined on May 14) and more than a dozen are "admins", which means they can write updates. So far, I see no need for more complicated rules. --LA2 (talk) 19:42, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I am not offended nor annoyed in any manner, but why are you telling me these things? I already know Wikisource is on Facebook and I am not there making any rules. I am not even there looking at WS on FB but I have had a FB account for a very long time. I have had one so long that I don't use it any longer. Instead, I am always here on WS itself. --William Maury Morris II (talk) 22:25, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
Eliyak & LA2 & anyone else—what happened with all of the wonderful ideas about adding WS to Social Media? Is any of it growing on FB itself or is it confined to privacy? --William Maury Morris II (talk) 19:53, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Pinterest[edit]

I am not sure how or if Pinterest could be part of our social media plans but browsing the internet led me to pinterest.com/source/en.wikisource.org. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 12:51, 6 August 2012 (UTC)


This is beautiful—exactly what WS needs—beautiful illustrations to go with a Sea of Text.William Maury Morris II (talk) 12:46, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Managers and voting[edit]

Sorry, I missed the managers subpage until recently; I've voted now. The transitional government might be in place for some time. Wikiprojects don't seem to get a lot of traffic, although this might change once several external social media sites start being promoted here. I realise there is a risk of losing control of social media but I'd say the conditions for election are a little harsh, much stronger than those for administrators for example. I would recommened that, when it come to it, confirmation of existing managers runs like administrators: confirmation is assumed unless there are at least three oppose votes. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 10:57, 21 August 2012 (UTC)


Agreed. -- William Maury Morris II (talk) 12:48, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Tumblr[edit]

Aside from Facebook, I would recommend a tumblr for English Wikisource as the next/first use of social media through this project. It seems like a fairly straight forward blogging platform that would be easy to implement. We could post things like the current Proofread of the Month, the current featured text, possibly any new additions (in a format like the featured text, perhaps?) and so forth. One problem may be that the first two both update on the same day, potentially leaving the rest of the month empty. (NB: A side benefit of Tumblr, or any blogging site, is that it can be included in the Planet Wikimedia blog aggregator.) - AdamBMorgan (talk) 11:07, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

A blog that contains brief entries about the daily activities of an individual or company. Created to keep friends, colleagues and customers up-to-date, small images may be included as well as brief audio and video clips. The most popular microblog is Twitter. Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/microblog#ixzz24BPxRxID (Others may also want to know) William Maury Morris II (talk) 12:33, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
I haven't seen Eliyak around recently, so in their absence I have set up English Wikisource on Tumblr. At this stage, it will just be mirroring material on the main page (announcements of the featured texts, proofread of the month, maybe new texts etc). This is a trial; when it looks like it is working we can build on that. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 19:15, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
I just came from there and it looks nice. The image, "Betelguese, a trip through hell", really should be handed to Ineuw who is most excellent in image work. —William Maury Morris IITalk 21:05, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

images are different[edit]

AdamBMorgan, the following images differ greatly in quality. On Tumblr, you have a lower quality that the same image on WS. Please look at and correct thee following differences and remember that on Tumblr, that image is a large visual part representing work on WS that people see and judge in quality of WS itself. —William Maury Morris IITalk 21:30, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/File:Betelguese,_a_trip_through_hell_pg_6.jpg File:Betelguese, a trip through hell pg 6.jpg

October’s featured text: Betelguese, a trip through hell http://englishwikisource.tumblr.com/

Linkity do dah[edit]

" October’s Proofread of the Month is The American Indian: Anthropology of the New World (1917)"


Firefox [ver. 15.0.1] doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (index) isn't associated with any program. —William Maury Morris IITalk 21:10, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. I apparently forgot what I was doing and used a wikilink instead of a real hyperlink. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 18:24, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes, it works easily now.—William Maury Morris IITalk 21:42, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

image does not show[edit]

This image, the first letter,

Betelguese, a trip through hell pg 23.jpg, does not show

[X]ARESSED by crystal dews and light

Beyond the realm of scale and fin,

William Maury Morris IITalk 21:20, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

It seems to be loading, it just loads slowly. This might be due to the size of the Typhon frontispiece. I've left it for now but I'll keep an eye on this in the future. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 18:26, 10 October 2012 (UTC)
It will not load for me but as I wait I eventually see the standard lettering "C" in caps which is good enough and perhaps should replace the .jpg image. This may be due to your and my browser differences. I use Firefox (version 15.0.1) Respectfully, —William Maury Morris IITalk 21:45, 10 October 2012 (UTC)