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Note: This page is for discussion of the Main Page only. General discussion or questions about Wikisource belong at the Scriptorium.

Older comments are moved to the archives. The main page code is modularised for ease of editing. Some of the formatting is in the site stylesheet, and the major sections are templated: featured text, new texts, main categories, Collaboration, and sister projects.

Lua error on Main page[edit]

We have a Lua module error on the Main page under Current Collaborations. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:18, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EncycloPetey: It looks like the bot that's supposed to update Module:Monthly Challenge daily stats/data/2021-08 hasn't run yet. I've put in a check that prevents the big red Lua error from appearing until we get the underlying issue addressed. Xover (talk) 06:35, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok Retsepile (talk) 17:17, 27 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

new proverbs[edit]

How can new proverbs, recently published by ordinary people, be added to this database? I have a file of 300 beautiful proverbs, and they are translated into seven languages, and I have been given permission to publish them, please. ששון (talk) 22:18, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@ששון: Thank you for the question. This query has been moved to Wikisource:Scriptorium#New_proverbs. Please see the reply there and respond at that page. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 23:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Checkmark This section is considered resolved, for the purposes of archiving. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 23:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"US Law"[edit]

Could we make a link for "US Law" under "Highlights" that links to Portal:Law of the United States? Lizardcreator (talk) 20:51, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Liking to Wikisource from Wikipedia main[edit]

Does anyone know hot to link to a Wikisource document from Wikipedia main without using a url address? In particular I'm trying to link to Continental Association. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 19:14, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gwillhickers: Try s:Continental Association. Incidentally, you're generally better off asking questions at the Scriptorium, our version of the Village Pump, since very few people watchlist the Main Page here. Xover (talk) 19:55, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xover: - Thanks, that works fine. Yes, the Village Pump is where's I'll go next time I need help. Once again, many thanks. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 20:06, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Text in the Collaboration box[edit]

I took a new editor through the process of proofreading a page the other day, and I stumbled upon a problem: He couldn't figure out where to start. Obviously, it's not an insurmountable problem when you have an existing contributor to set you on the right path, but it is a problem for the casual person dropping by.

I'd like to suggest that we change Template:Collaboration to include an invitation. Right now, it only says "The project is X" with a status report, and I think it would be better to add something that says something like "You can help with this project today by reading the directions and proofreading part of the current text".

The Challenge and POTM pages would also benefit from updating some of their impersonal language (e.g., "Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few texts to proofread and validate" – Newcomers do not feel like they are part of "the Wikisource community", so this sounds like "Each month, somebody who is not you selects a few texts to proofread and validate"). WhatamIdoing (talk) 18:41, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@WhatamIdoing Thank you for your suggestions and insight into how the phrasing can discourage new users. I've changed the template text on the Main Page for the Monthly Challenge and revised the intro text in the Monthly Challenge header. What do you think of them now? Languageseeker (talk) 00:36, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, @Languageseeker, I think that's a good improvement. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:00, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current Collaborations[edit]

In the section Proofread of the Month - Recent Collaborations, the O. Henry collection is listed twice. I have no idea where that text is coming from, so cannot see if I can spot the error. -- Beardo (talk) 14:16, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have removed the duplicate listing from the data. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:30, 18 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks -- Beardo (talk) 13:32, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I can't edit.How can I edit? Yfdhxfbz (talk) 13:38, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Yfdhxfbz - what are you trying to edit ? -- Beardo (talk) 16:27, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am trying to edit a article about everyday victims.Please help me with this mess Yfdhxfbz (talk) 16:30, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Yfdhxfbz - you're generally better off asking questions at the Scriptorium. This page is for comments about the Main Page itself. -- Beardo (talk) 16:43, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Yfdhxfbz (talk) 16:45, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Where do I find it Yfdhxfbz (talk) 16:46, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Click on the word - it links to the page. -- Beardo (talk) 16:47, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
May God bless you at all times Yfdhxfbz (talk) 16:51, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My name is Rose .. 🌹🌷 Yfdhxfbz (talk) 16:56, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Or - -- Beardo (talk) 16:48, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can we chat sometime Yfdhxfbz (talk) 16:52, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Comment our {{welcome}} message contains the pertinent information. I have place a copy on your user talk page. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:36, 19 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you 😍❤️😗 Yfdhxfbz (talk) 15:57, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]