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Hello, FloNight, 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. :)

Not a problem, I set up the nomination with the knowledge that there was a good chance it wouldn't pass - and that there were certain to be some "oppose" votes - I appreciate constructive criticism, and if I do seem to act irresponsibly, I would strongly encourage you to point it out to me (whether I'm an admin or not) - though remember, arguing for a certain policy isn't a bad thing ;) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Ancient Egypt 17:56, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Nonw, now, we both know you're only saying that because you realised that I'm not only the creator of Author:Florence Nightingale, or because you realised I'm the only one who's added a text by her, but because you noticed her on my userpage ;) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Ancient Egypt 20:18, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
My best friend was a nurse, I saw you create your username on Recent Changes when you first joined and immediately thought of Nightingale and wondered if it was intentional. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Ancient Egypt 20:37, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

No worries, it's like the Mafia, I don't view it as "helping", I view it as "storing up karma so I can ask you to do some boring inane task in the future" and you're indebted to me ;) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Alfred Nobel 23:13, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

So I'm bored and sitting at work, who's your favourite historical person (Nightingale?), and favourite historical author/poet/dramatist? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Alfred Nobel 00:18, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Author:Leo Tolstoy, though I'm not pretentious, I don't even really like his novels just his short stories and essays :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Alfred Nobel 01:09, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

If you've got the time for a slightly longer "short story", then Katia is one of my favourite works by Tolstoy - shouldn't take more than an hour or two I don't think. On the other hand, if you're pressed for time, How Much Land Does a Man Need? is a good "example" of what Tolstoy chiefly writes. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Alfred Nobel 01:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I had never read Katia before putting it on Wikisource, so it was a delightful find. It's a curiosity that Tolstoy seems to speak of "love" almost solely from a female perspective in his writings. One counter-example of that is the very short, but (to me) very entertaining A History of Yesterday "journal entry" of his where he resolved to keep notes of his thoughts and such over the course of a single day. The descriptions of his "infatuation" with the woman are so...almost high-schoolesque that it reminded me instantly of a particular friend to whom I introduced Tolstoy the following day. On a completely unrelated note, I uploaded 13 new images of Nightingale from an old book I was parsing at work. Don't think I'll stop pestering you until Wikimedia has the best Nightingale resources on the internet :Þ I pester everybody, you just brought it upon yourself by your username. When a "TolstoyFan007" or "AncientGreekPhilosopherLover1138" signs up, I shall renew my assault. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Nikolai Gogol 21:10, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

As part of my efforts to improve categorization and indices on Wikisource, I recently Wikisource:Race studies. Since you were noticeably the creator of a number of the articles thus listed, you are now being gangpressed 'appointed' curator in charge of improving it over time. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Stratemeyer Syndicate 20:24, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

A Shermanesque statement does not work to avoid your duties, since the Senate elected me extrajudicial powers of teh banhammer to beat recalcitrant WS members. Bwhahahaha, I'll make you regret that vote yet! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Stratemeyer Syndicate 21:04, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Hehehe, I even added a jack-o-lantern. See the template's talk page for "support" or whatever. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:William Gordon Stables 06:04, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Feel free to help round out Wikisource:Holidays Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:William Gordon Stables 00:00, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

FloNight - Is it possible to use the Anchor tag as described here? It seems to work on wikipedia but not on wikisource. Rblack 02:58, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome[edit]

Ah, it's so nice to feel like a real n00b again once in a while, and get welcomed. :-)

Could you check if I got the cats and textinfo right for Bridge of Arta? It's a traditional folk ballad and I just noticed today there was that fragmentary abandoned translation, so I gave a shot at completing it. Future Perfect at Sunrise 21:19, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome. Like Future I haven't seen one of those messages on my page for a while. I was adding some music files to Commons and thought they could be used here. Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather 21:19, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Thank you as well for the welcome, it's great to be here! Love, Neranei 19:42, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks you all for joining us here. :-) FloNight 23:10, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
me too! Thanks for the welcome! Mathwhiz 29 03:07, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

re: speedy[edit]

I'm not familiar with that work, but a page written in 1879 that tells what kind of TV they use at a frat started in 1924 seems more like a vanity page than a published work. -Steve Sanbeg 21:45, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

I see now that they inserted it into a larger work. I still don't think it's really part of the work, rather spam inserted into a missing page in a larger work. What I originally noticed was that the tone, and discussion about things like foosball and TV seem out of place for a 19th century work, so it didn't seem like it needed much discussion. If it's not as obvious spam as I thought, I can put it up for discussion later. -Steve Sanbeg 23:21, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Apparently, the spammers claim copyright on the site the copied it from, so I blanked it per WS:COPYVIO. -Steve Sanbeg 15:48, 24 October 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I'd appreciate it if you'd take a moment after adding a text to see where it fits in Wikisource:Works. For example Ode to Ethiopia is a lovely addition to Wikisource:Ethiopia. Especially with the Wikisource:Texts by Country index, but even the foolish ones like Portal:Mermaids, the hope is to attract new users with a tempting index with a half-dozen articles related to their hobby/heritage, and convince them to stick around and improve our collection. But if they go to Wikisource:Bulgaria and see it forlorn, they assume our project has nothing of interest to them - even though we may, we just haven't put it on the index yet. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Ivan Turgenev 00:20, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

commons:Commons:Deletion requests/Alice B. Woodward[edit]

Are you wanting to upload these here since they will be deleted from Commons? I know we wanted to keep all images on Commons, but this may be an issue that comes up again.--BirgitteSB 14:20, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Two things[edit]

a) I was thinkinf of finding an alternate image for Dunbar, but since it's "your" project, thought I'd give you first choice. It just seems a bit odd that even his WP article only has an "illustration" of him - rather than a photograph.
2) I'm going to start adding Christmas texts over this weekend, so that we can once again "update" the New Texts template by the 15th - would certainly appreciate your help again.
iii) Never trust incorrectly bulleted lists.
Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Winston Churchill 23:41, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

  1. The First Christmas Tree
  2. A Little Christmas Basket and/or Christmas In The Heart (not sure wee want to use two Dunbar poems. The first is in Dunbar's expression of a Negro dialect and the second is not.)
  3. 1932 Royal Christmas Message
  4. The Goblins' Christmas
  5. A Christmas Prayer
  6. Christmas Holidays at Merryvale
  7. On the Morning of Christ's Nativity
Personally, I think variety is good, and we've got a fable, a radio proclamation, a wartime prayer, a storybook and...I think the Negro dialect poem would add more variety than just a plain English poem :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Winston Churchill 18:12, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
See that Sherurcij has given you a list of chores...he is a slave driver!! Wikisource has become my wiki-home away from wiki-home...I retreat here for peace and shhhh!...if anyone is looking for me...don't tell them where to find me. :) - found you! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Arthur Schopenhauer 19:01, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks you all for your support and kind comments. Let me know if I can be of help to you. - indeed you can, just check the Collaboration of the Week! *grins* Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Arthur Schopenhauer 14:16, 23 December 2007 (UTC)


Dear FloNight,

hank you for your kind welcome!

I'll be here quite seldom, since I'm most active on it.source. On the other hand I often deal with Greek Latin and English language, and recently I'm caught by a strange quest, looking for foreign authors who wrote in Italian, and for translations of italian works in other languages (I started a thematic project about it). Any feedback about this topics will delight me. Obviously if you need any help about ancient Greek typing, italian spellings or literary enquiries you can contact me on my Italian talk page. I hope you don't worry about my current "sandboxing" on user subpages: bear their presence for some days and I'll ask their speedy deletion myself.

Best regards,

εΔω 17:36, 21 December 2007 (UTC)


I see you've been made a sysop. Well done! Poetlister 17:09, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

Since I've just patrolled your page, I might as well add my congratulations as well. I haven't been here very long, but I do keep seeing you in recent changes, and I'm sure we'll get to know each other better. Cowardly Lion 21:45, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
Thank you both for your support (and forgive my poor manner for this belated reply). FloNight 19:02, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


Fielding opinions on splitting Wikisource:United States into separate sub-indices for the individual states. If we google/search, we can find four or five existing WS works for each state, and can then link to offsite PD texts for each one as well. The United States is fairly unique in its citizens having a great deal of patriotism to their individual state - thus a new member from Texas is more likely to contribute to Wikisource:Texas than they are to help with Wikisource:United States. Thoughts? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Arthur Schopenhauer 06:00, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Australia Day[edit]

Australia Day is January 26th, so I just added The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay which details the voyage which the holiday commemorates - if you can find other "historical Australian" texts to add (or even better, texts related to the holiday itself, which has been celebrated since 1805 or something according to WP), that'd be excellent! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Sheet music 21:20, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

For {{New texts}} of course Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Sheet music 22:14, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Of course ;-) FloNight 23:27, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

We've got a week to find eight new texts for Wikisource:Holidays#St._Valentines_Day so we can update the front page in a week :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Portal:Branch Davidians 23:15, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Eh, none compare with this one in my mind. First saw it there, now have it elsewhere. Anyways, do a Valentines work ASAP for the front page :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Sabine Baring-Gould 03:42, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Collaboration project[edit]

This weeks collaboration project is G. W. Bush. Please take the time this week to identify and/or transcribe one important work by, or involving, this very prominent person who is relevant to us all. John Vandenberg (chat) 02:35, 7 March 2008 (UTC)


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I've got a rolled-up newspaper with which to smack you, should use continue spamming Category:Poems rather than separating things into Category:Odes, Category:Ballads and the like! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Karl Marx 03:17, 29 March 2008 (UTC)



--Poetlister 21:50, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

w:en:In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex[edit]


Lar reverted. Are there other problems? FloNight (talk) 18:41, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

I saw and just left him a note. I'm sure there are many more, but they're not my problem. :(
I'm a bit amused that both you and bainer are pretty much quoting comments of mine on the current rfar clarification. Jack Merridew 10:51, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Gettysburg Address[edit]

Thank you for welcoming me, FloNight.

I translated the Gettysburg Address a few days ago, but cannot add an interwiki here. Can you do it for me? – Friedlibend 22:58, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

P.S. I added the Morlanwelz-Mariemont picture to my Bulgarian Wikipedia page.

I have added the interwiki. Nice work! John Vandenberg (chat) 13:43, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks John for adding it and thank you Friedlibend for doing the translation work. That picture caught my fancy because of the way that the trees come together to form a tunnel look. It reminds of the the way the mature trees lined both sides of the street in my neighborhood when I was a child. FloNight (talk) 17:41, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
I have nominated the picture to be featured on Wikimedia Commons. – Friedlibend 20:35, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


I notice your administration confirmation discussions begin at the end of the month, how frightening and dreadful! *feigned shock* But never fear, I have the solution! Quickly, get to work on this week's Collaboration of the Week, Author:e. e. cummings! The sources are all there, it'll only take a few minutes of your time! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: e. e. cummings‎'. 21:08, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I've been elsewhere doing stuff that is much less fun. :-( FloNight (talk) 10:42, 27 November 2008 (UTC)