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your help in tackling these large additions to our library.

Encyclopædia Britannica Project
Work: Encyclopædia Britannica

TO DO — DNB footer initials

billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 20 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

explore making this change. They are not missing if they are not dead, so we should cater for both scenarios without confusing things. Only would be missing of the person is alive 130 years after death. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

link templates — to build

billinghurst sDrewth 23:47, 20 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DNB contributor template cleanup

Hi. I've been recently working on cleaning up the DNB contributor templates for ambiguous ones to match in line with existing similar ones. Can you please turn these into disambiguation pages similar to what's in Category:Dictionary of National Biography ambiguous contributor templates and disambiguate these with AWB? They're transcluded in so many pages, so they would require too many tabs to be opened if done manually.

During the cleanup, I also ran into Template:DNB AH Hartshorne, which seems to have been created in error since none of the DNB contributor lists attach Albert Hartshorne to any initial but "A.H-e." Making it a redirect to Template:DNB AH-e would be misleading because "A.H." was never used for his work on the DNB, so I might consider it for deletion. ミラP@Miraclepine 03:03, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Miraclepine: Please leave them for the moment as I am talking about Xover about a better way to deal with these. The current situation is ugly, and it is just getting more complex and unsustainable. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:30, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I've subscribed to the conversation on Xover's talk page for further developments in the meanwhile. ミラP@Miraclepine 04:29, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy, how to say what this star represents?

I'm very happy about you and had no time to express it, so I try this image.

Congrats, and lots of thanks: so many tools that you have taught me how to use, so many ingenious solutions for transmitting texts in so many different languages, does this image tell how solid and always present your help has been?

--Zyephyrus (talk) 19:55, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

G'day @Zyephyrus:. Not sure what I have done that has you smiling today, though thanks for taking the time to connect and to let me know that I am having some success in my efforts to enabling us all to have a bigger, interesting, participative interwiki of Wikisources. I cannot take credit for the knowledge, as it will have been handed to me by many, and I thank them for their generosity. Though I suppose that I have done some of the interpretation for novel solutions—some winners, some losers—and it is great when we can try, and through consensus, get to better outcomes. And again thanks for reaching out. smileybillinghurst sDrewth 22:15, 14 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tech News: 2023-20

MediaWiki message delivery 21:45, 15 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

June 2023 to do

DNB contributor

  • DNB contributor
  • DNB contributor 2ndSupp
  • DNB contributor 3rdSupp
  1. need to ensure that all data is present on author pages
  2. push "contributor to creative work" / "biographer" / "initials"
  3. construct the QS components (see if we can do anything with harvest tool first)

Petscan / QS pushes

billinghurst sDrewth 23:49, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tech News: 2023-21

16:55, 22 May 2023 (UTC)

Copyright status of Constitutions

Hi, I was trying to transcribe some constitutions on Wikisource and just wanted to make sure that these sources and would fit the requirement for the PD-EdictGov template. Thanks. Constdoc (talk) 07:03, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Constdoc: For works published by governments in English, it is pretty easy to say yes PD-GovEdict. For original works in another language, then a third party translation, then yes if the translation is out of copyright , and no if the translation is within copyright, see Wikisource:Translations and {{translation licence}} where we need yes and yes. If there is no pubished translation, then we can host a Wikisource-generated translation, per previous link. To note that for copyright questions, typically we would use WS:S for opinions fro the community.— billinghurst sDrewth 09:59, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Files and fix

The “missing pages” have been interspersed among San Kuo, Volume 1. The “Hudson” files are now superfluous to Index:Arthur Rackham (Hudson).pdf. The “fix” edit was because your edit broke the page, which you would have noticed if you looked at it. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 14:39, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tech News: 2023-22

MediaWiki message delivery 22:03, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was both the talk page and the unused stylesheet that should be deleted. I can't mark the stylesheet for deletion directly, hence I used the talk page instead. Thanks regardless. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 06:02, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am pretty sure that if you comment the line, then use {{sdelete}} that it has some effect. It definitely makes it obvious that it needs removing. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:05, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. I'd also like to request some kind of mentoring, Please see my talk page for the reasons. I might need some help in determining what's considered 'disruptive' when it comes to mass editing.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 06:08, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am not the person to assist. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:13, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]