Talk:Agrarian Justice

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work available at http://books.google.com/books?id=2sS8qQBJBaoC would be worthwhile grabbing this and converting to .djvu and uploading for H:SIDEbillinghurst sDrewth 10:37, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Hey, I've added a scan here : https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Index:Agrarian_Justice_facsimile.pdf ! Not in DjVu but pdf though. I will try to transclude it, if I have the faith to do so, but feel free to help me :D Polochinoc (talk) 00:58, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@Polochinoc: billinghurst has about a billion pages on their watchlist, and so is unlikely to see your message unless you specifically notify them using {{ping|billinghurst}}. You should also feel free to ask me for assistance (use {{ping|xover}}). If you use {{helpme}} in your message it'll get placed in a queue where multiple contributors try to help out, and you can ask questions at Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help where the entire community will see it (it's not that high-traffic so don't hesitate to use it).
On this particular work you seem to have managed quite well so far. Now you just need to add a pagelist to the index and then you can start transcribing pages. Please let me know if you need any help (or use one of the other venues listed above). --Xover (talk) 08:10, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@Xover: Thanks for the information ! It was more of a general message for anyone coming across the discussion, but yes, I should have done that too. I'll do the pagelist and perhaps transcribe some pages. Can I ask you how you (I assume you did it) established links to the author and to the title in the file ? — Polochinoc (talk) 11:19, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@Polochinoc: Internal links (wikilinks) on Mediawiki-based wikis are made with the syntax [[Page name|displayed text]], and if the bit after the pipe character is left out then the "Page name" is displayed as is. For example, [[Agrarian Justice]] → "Agrarian Justice", and [[Author:Thomas Paine|Thomas Paine]] → "Thomas Paine".
To find out what changes have been made and who made them, you use the "View history" function (that looks like a tab at the top of the page, to the right of the middle). That shows you a list of edits to the page, when it was made, and who made it. If you want to see what changes where made you can use the "diff" link. For example, adding the link to the author page happened in this edit. --Xover (talk) 13:47, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@Xover: Much thanks, and thank you for modifying the preface, that will help me get the tools to shape correctly page, I was trying to use a book that I corrected on the french wikisource (I'm French ^^), but it didn't have so much shapes. I hope I'm not spamming here, I guess if I want to ping you, I should do it on your talk page ? (I noticed there was no private message, am I right ?) Polochinoc (talk) 14:13, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@Polochinoc: There's no private messaging, no. Everything on wikis happens out in the open, and that's by design. So you definitely shouldn't worry about "spamming" here.
Discussions about a specific work usually happen on that work's talk page (i.e. on this page) or on the talk page for its index (i.e. Index:Agrarian Justice facsimile.pdf). Almost every page on this wiki has an associated talk page (the "Discussion" tab at the top leads to the talk page; why use both "discussion" and "talk"? Beats me!) for discussions related to that page. In those discussions it is common to use the {{ping}} template (or its {{re}} shortcut) to notify others that there's a reply.
For discussions that are not tied to a specific page (and sometimes for convenience, if the page's talk page hasn't been created yet, etc.) one can bring the discussion to a user's user talk page. That's for discussions specifically addressed to that user, and it is unlikely anyone else will see it. So if you're looking for assistance in general it's often better to do it elsewhere so more people can chime in. For example, don't hesitate to make use of Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help, which is a venue set up specifically to request assistance from the rest of the community.
However, for this conversation, feel free to keep using this page and to ping me whenever you need assistance. Wikis have a bit of a steep learning curve so most people need a bit of support to get started (that's one of the reasons we patrol recent changes and try to help new users get started). --Xover (talk) 15:09, 21 May 2020 (UTC)