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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Note to self and anyone else interested.

Category:Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should it be a portal too? If yes, we really need a means to autopopulate (minor) portals so we do not have do lots of work in that space.

If it is not, we need to look to adapt {{authority control}} so it can be utilised with arbitrary access to WD so AC can be filled on such a page. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To review

billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

template:OGL needs an author: ns version created for use. Currently only has works version.

header WP links and the use of main subject at WD

have a check to see that where we have (encyclopaedic) pages in main namespace that link wikipedia = through header, that these items at wikidata may or may not have "main subject" wikilink. Can or should we be pulling that link via WD to manage deleted and moved items, and also be prepared for any item that has a future wp link. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Authors with missing death dates -> Category:Authors without death dates

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]

Files to recover from Commons

monobook toolbar again

Have another look at it and see if I can get it functioning. fr:Special:Gadgets <sigh> — billinghurst sDrewth 01:43, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

template:DNB link

Consider with the anchor feature whether it should project the name and state that it is part of a parent article. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:19, 27 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

write proposal to remove "categories"

  • use of this methodology overrides redirect and disambiguation aspects of templates and hotcat
  • makes maintenance harder with pywikibot, AWB and HotCat
  • put in a tracker on use
  • non-standard and should be avoided unless part of a standard
Yes check.svg Done and resolved. Use of category in header can be replaced. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:14, 14 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Destiny by Roche

To Delight, a versions page for a particular novel, you added "Destiny, a work by Mazo de la Roche". Where did you find this information? Is there a scan of it? Is it in the public domain? I knew nothing about this, and it isn't listed on Hathi that I can see, or on Mazo de la Roche's Wikipedia article which lists what looks like her complete bibliography.

Also, that's a versions page and not a disambiguation page, so is Destiny a version of Delight? PseudoSkull (talk) 01:24, 31 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

D'oh! about versions <=> disambiguation. Missed that late at night! The work was listed in cyclopaedia that I am getting shipshape for transclusion. I will fix that link. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:58, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, I didn't find that in a work, I just saw it listed in a book catalogue where I was fixing numbers of other things whilst I was disambiguating another work. The old fix one thing and ten other things fall out of the fixing. — billinghurst sDrewth 04:01, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Do you remember what page that was on? PseudoSkull (talk) 14:13, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ugh, either I am having a Destiny and Delight issue; or I cannot remember clearly remember. Just reset anything that is quirky. If it actually exists it will reappear. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:50, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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The Antelope (23 U.S. 66)

You converted this to using standard reference tags back in 2021, Thank you for doing that.

I've recently further cleaned it up to tackle the reference errors it was seemingly generating (Not helped by the fact that the given source seems to be an inactive link now.)

I'd appreciate a review/validation of this against a combination of good sources:- https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/23/66/, https://law.resource.org/pub/us/case/reporter/US/23/23.US.66.html and https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.49015002890615&view=1up&seq=274).

It's a shame that this isn't necessarily the only 'scrambled' import that seems to exist on English Wikisource. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:53, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not something that I proofread or validate. Doing maintenance on something doesn't indicate an interest in the work, something that I am sure you are aware. — billinghurst sDrewth 10:10, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Quite. I'll move the discussion on the actual maintenance concern to the Scriptorum. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:15, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nicene Fathers Authors..

Hi, As you seem to be good at looking at Biographical sources, I was wondering if you could have a look through the Authors for the various volumes, and add details if you can identify any missing ones. I've created some Author pages for authors/contributors in the later Volumes, and would appreciate expansion of details as time permits.

Thanks for your existing efforts in respect of the Author: namespace :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:14, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wander through pages all of these spaces browsing at various times, though to live in that space alone can just be frustrating. It all depends on my mood of creation. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:32, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Joe Biden's invocation of the 25th Amendment

Hi Billinghurst,

Thanks for the help with the Richard Nixon page comment of mine. I have another question: Joe Biden's letters invoking the 25th Amendment and then resuming presidential power seem worthy of inclusion on Wikisource, and the White House website has the original letters available. However, the letters to Speaker Pelosi and Senator Leahy are identical in phrasing aside from the salutation and address. If these letters ought to become part of the archive, should each of the four have their own page, should the letters be combined in some form (ex. invocations are one doc, resumptions another), or something else? I already have them downloaded, and would be more than willing to transcribe in whatever manner you think is best.

Thanks,
Packer1028 (talk) 17:00, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Packer1028: Each work is its own work for here and when it is recorded in Wikidata, so individual pages unless they were published as a set, then it would be parent and separate subpages. Where you are wanting to build a collection, then we can look to a Portal: ns page to curate something, or there is the option to have sensible categories. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:30, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Billinghurst: Thank you for the guidance! I've created all four documents now, but haven't catalogued them in any way aside from putting them into the "Joe Biden Letters" section. If there's anything else I should do, let me know. Regardless, best. Packer1028 (talk) 13:16, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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TO DO Nov 2022

billinghurst sDrewth 00:26, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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