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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 07:44, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

The Theory of Evolution as an Aid to Faith and God and Belief in the Resurrection[edit]

I have transcluded the work. It looked like you were wondering what was the next step so I hope that I aren't seen as shoving you out of the way. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:58, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Please do add the work to Template:New texts. Congrats on your first work. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:28, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica[edit]

Thank you for your continuing work on the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica project! --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:07, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. But how come you aren't marking pages (e.g. Page:EB1911 - Volume 28.djvu/1062) as proofread? Library Guy (talk) 20:17, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome. I think mainly as a reminder to myself which pages still have kinks (mainly in formatting or for instance troublesome Greek characters) or that I've not gone through thoroughly for a final pass. Cheers! Animalparty (talk) 21:56, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Makes sense. The most confusing thing for me about EB1911 Greek was the upside-down breve over some of the characters, which I found was equivalent to a tilde over the character in all my fonts. And I have found that accent details can sometimes be more readily perceived using archive.org's on-line reader where the scans have better resolution than the DJVU files used on Wikisource. Library Guy (talk) 15:42, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
And thanks from me as well. On a possible side note, it looks like maybe if we are to get a column up at the w:Wikipedia Signpost, it might have to be me to write it. I was thinking of maybe having a first "column" maybe having some comments from you and maybe @Charles Matthews: about developing here content which could at least theoretically be used fairly easily over at wikipedia. Would either you, or Charles, be interested? John Carter (talk) 20:49, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
In principle I'm interesting in the whole "merging encyclopedias" question, which was addressed years ago in w:Wikipedia:Merging encyclopedias. That page has not been seriously edited in about six years now. The advent of Wikidata has completely changed the administrative side of such projects. The writing side remains what it has always been, a rather testing exercise in subediting and fact-checking. Charles Matthews (talk) 20:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, I've started a draft of an "interview" type format piece for the Signpost at w:User:John Carter/Wikisource column. If @Charles Matthews: or @EncycloPetey: or Animalparty or anyone else actually wants to respond to the questions, or add new ones, feel free to do so. I figure that there is a real chance that the piece will not run for at least a few weeks in the Signpost, so there probably isn't a particular rush here. That might actually be for the best, because in some regards this might be one of the first exposures some of the Signpost readers have to wikisource here, so having a few weeks to get together the most appealing piece possible is probably not to our disadvantage. John Carter (talk) 23:12, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

George Bacon Wood[edit]

Thanks for creating that WP article! Just two notes: Author pages don't get interwiki links because that's all handled through Wikidata now (and you had already put it there so thank you). I've been reminded to not categorize encyclopedia pages the way that you had as GBW already has an author page with that cat. Thanks, The Haz talk 13:18, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Template:new texts[edit]

Hi. Congrats on another work completed. I would encourage you to look to add A Short History of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia to the above linked template, so that your work displays on the main page. (Feel good about completed works, and let the world know!) Template:new texts/item has the full detail to use, though for most cases it is self-evident what is required. Please do use a descriptive summary as, due to the prominence of the results, this is one page we do watch heavily, and descriptive titles are most helpful. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:45, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

And then it gets to be announced at Twitter-world :)
https://twitter.com/wikisource_en/status/990741466728329216
Londonjackbooks (talk) 23:58, 29 April 2018 (UTC)
@Londonjackbooks: awesome! It’s a shame that account only has 77 followers. Does Wikisource have a Facebook or Instagram presence? It might attract a similar following to Biodiversity Heritage Library. --Animalparty (talk) 00:17, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
The English WS account is a fairly new account. I am optimistic with time they'll get more followers. I think there is a general WS account at Facebook, but I do not believe it is active. Instagram, I am not sure. Londonjackbooks (talk) 00:30, 30 April 2018 (UTC)