User talk:CL8

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Hello, CL8, 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.

John Vandenberg 12:10, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Hey, thanks for finishing Tales of a Traveler so quickly. Could you edit Talk:Tales of a Traveler and fill in the "source" field, and maybe also the "edition" field if there is more than one edition. Cheers, John Vandenberg 00:15, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for updating the source in the {{textinfo}} -- that helps everyone check when someone makes a modification - we need to quickly check against the source before we roll back undesirable changes.
With regard to Image:Lovecraft1934.jpg, I see it is still on Wikipedia w:Image:Lovecraft1934.jpg as "fair use". We have recently discussed the possibility of including fair use on author pages, and the outcome was a resounding "no" - see WS:PD#Fair_use_on_Author_pages. If you like, I can give you some time to figure out if the image is actually public domain; if you dont think that is possible, let me know and I'll delete it. John Vandenberg 00:32, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Deleted. No harm, no foul. All part of the crash course ... John Vandenberg 00:40, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

fyi, to speedy delete pages, use {{sdelete}}. {{delete}} is for a full-blown deletion discussion, and isnt needed for simple deletion requests.

If you need to move an old page, and think that the old pagename isnt useful, we use the following to inform people about the page name and deleted it after a month:

{{subst:dated soft redirect|[[new page name]]}}

John Vandenberg 06:37, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi, following up on this diff and your comments on my talk, the removal of those now makes sense. However, are those short stories more "notable" than the others? If so, they should be still listed on the author page to allow readers to get to them easily. Also, our style guideline (WS:STYLE#Page_titles) generally prefers to put standalone works (e.g. short stories and poems) under the name of the that standalone work, even if they are only published in a collection. This is not a hard and fast rule; our preference is to let the contributor decide how to manage these things, so that everyone can operate with a bit of autonomy. That said, our style guideline would have The God of His Fathers/Grit of Women under the title Grit of Women. This is in part because people will be searching for that title (and using that page name will increase the likelihood that the page will rank well in the search results), and also because standalone works usually have an individual history apart from the collection they are first published in. For example, a short story will often have been published in a periodical first, but the records of when and where are not known until someone does some very dedicated research. John Vandenberg 05:19, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

p.s. I dont want you to think you should go and change all of the page names hastily - you know these works better than I, and it is best that you only change these when you are comfortable that it is the right thing to do. These guidelines are very much a work in progress, and so we want differences of opinion in order to formulate a style guide that is more comprehensive. John Vandenberg 05:25, 8 November 2007 (UTC)


I've got a bunch of Jack London high-rez illustrations that just need to be cropped, and put in the right stories if you're game? I did up The Heathen a while ago, but didn't like London enough to continue, so re-focused. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Rabindranath Tagore 03:39, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Bring 'em on. I'd love to put them in. CL8 03:54, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Have an eMail address I can send a zipped file to? I just remembered I have to send somebody else 100 Robinson Crusoe images :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Rabindranath Tagore 03:57, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
smithcl@earlham.edu Send whenever it's convenient. :) CL8 04:01, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
See Author Talk Page for my reasoning Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Rabindranath Tagore 04:08, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Sent, sorry about the delay Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Pulitzer-winning writings 21:28, 14 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi, could you use "header2" instead of "header" as described on "{{header}}" - they are almost identical, except that header2 automatically adds the arrow in previous and next. We are currently in the process of replacing header with header2. Cheers, John Vandenberg 15:31, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

A strange diff[edit]

Hi, I have just now rolled back a strange diff; it doesnt appear in Project Gutenberg, but may be it was in some printed edition? John Vandenberg 23:45, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

email notifications[edit]

Hi, after a proposal to enable email notification, Wikisource can now notify you of any changes to pages on your watchlist and/or changes to your talk page. In order to take advantage of these features, you need to enabled them in your Special:Preferences. --John Vandenberg (chat) 09:04, 18 April 2008 (UTC)