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Document pages to create along a topic[edit]

-- Cirt (talk) 06:42, 30 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:Freedom of speech[edit]

Great idea for a new project by Billinghurst (talkcontribs). Will try to get on this shortly after finishing its Wikipedia companion, at w:Portal:Freedom of speech. ;) -- Cirt (talk) 19:31, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Free speech, documents to add[edit]

-- Cirt (talk) 18:28, 27 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  1. Senate only = link
  2. House only = link
  3. House, Extensions of Remarks, = link

-- Cirt (talk) 20:59, 27 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updated notes on future projects[edit]

Hustler Magazine v. Falwell

-- Cirt (talk) 03:02, 5 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Featured Text nomination[edit]

  1. Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed
  2. Wikisource:Featured_text_candidates#Wikipedia_is_pushing_the_boundaries_of_scholarly_practice_but_the_gender_gap_must_be_addressed

I've nominated Wikipedia is pushing the boundaries of scholarly practice but the gender gap must be addressed for consideration as a Featured Text.

Discussion is at Wikisource:Featured_text_candidates#Wikipedia_is_pushing_the_boundaries_of_scholarly_practice_but_the_gender_gap_must_be_addressed.

-- Cirt (talk) 19:35, 10 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update: Successfully promoted to Featured Text. -- Cirt (talk) 01:30, 28 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE: Thanks much[edit]

Cirt, as you can see, there's one more issue: The image used in the blog is narrower than the one on Commons. I wanted to upload the narrower version, but I did not know whom it has to be attributed to. Maybe you do. Solved that, it can easily be the featured text for October.--Erasmo Barresi (talk) 11:38, 17 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On further thought, it seems to me that the best thing to do is not to include that image. The blog provides no attribution, so it is possible that the use of the image on the part of the blog is either fair dealing or a copyright violation (at least formally), although it is unlikely that the copyright holder will claim his rights on it.--Erasmo Barresi (talk) 14:14, 18 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've just closed the discussion and formalized the recognition as featured text. Please edit Template:Featured text/October (I can't because the page is protected).--Erasmo Barresi (talk) 19:15, 25 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure. Here it is.--Erasmo Barresi (talk) 17:27, 27 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your edit is okay. The switching function does not have to be fixed unless there are several featured texts for October 2015, and we can't determine right now if this will be the case.--Erasmo Barresi (talk) 16:48, 29 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're welcome, my friend.--Erasmo Barresi (talk) 17:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To let you know that we don't use sister links any more. We use {{plain sister}} and it will auto-populate the template with WD data if it exists; otherwise we can force data with the template's parameters. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:04, 26 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah okay thanks, Billinghurst, I'll try to remember that in the future. -- Cirt (talk) 15:45, 27 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Thanks much[edit]

No worries! Graham87 (talk) 00:47, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Bill Cosby[edit]


Unfortunately no, I don't know any free works by him. Hopefully someone's else knows and add it (or at least learn how to add new works and add some by another person). Best, Lugusto 00:32, 30 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ahh, you already found some. Great :D Lugusto 00:34, 30 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I was able to find a few free-use works, and in process of researching more. Thank you, -- Cirt (talk) 02:29, 30 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This is kind of a follow up to my comment at the Scriptorium about maybe finishing a Mary Wollstonecraft in honor of Wadewitz, whose passing was commented on at the Wikipedia Signpost suggestions page. Unfortunately, I honestly don't know how to make an index page either. I'm stupid - that probably doesn't surprise you. If you knew of a way to create the index page for File:Original stories from real life 1796.pdf, I would be very greatly appreciative. John Carter (talk) 00:09, 30 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header template[edit]

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Author:Leonard Simon Nimoy[edit]

Why? He is not an author, and there is no evidence that any of his works are in the public domain nor would be for a long time. Please remove the page as per previous conversation in the archives of Wikisource:Proposed deletions. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:13, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How else to document all works about him that are public domain? -- Cirt (talk) 03:14, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Besides, he is an author, and I'm pretty sure he has given a couple speeches in the public domain. -- Cirt (talk) 03:18, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More at Author talk:Leonard Simon Nimoy. Thank you for your patience, -- Cirt (talk) 03:26, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Free-use-licensed works about Leonard Nimoy[edit]

Still in process of additional research to find free-use-licensed works by the author.

I've noted some of that research process, at Author talk:Leonard Simon Nimoy.

Please bear with me.

Have patience.

Thank you for your tolerance,

-- Cirt (talk) 04:36, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Boris Efimovich[edit]

Hi! I saw your message a bit late. It is actually a very diplomatically smart piece there in the statement. Russian (Ukrainian, Belarussian, etc) naming conventions work as follows. Naming standardly includes the following combination: Given name/Patronymic (denoting one's father's name+ending, as -yich/ovich or -ovna/yevna, in this case the father of the deceased was Efim)/Family name. They are gender sensitive, i. e. not only the given name can be identified as man's or woman's, but forms of patronymic and family name are gender-sensitive.

Now, the use of these 3 names is socially sensitive as well. While simplified "americanized" references/addresses to a person by their first name are popular, this is still felt as inappropriate in official circumstances or other situations where respect is to be shown. Respectful address/reference standardly includes Given name+Patronymic, while the use of the family name may be viewed as "rude", showing that you are not personally acquainted with the person you are talking about. When teaching in Russia, I had a problem making students call me by my given name alone, skipping the patronymic. In this particular case of President Obama's eulogy, he showed his being acquainted with both the deceased and naming conventions appropriate for the case. Guess what language his parents were studying when they met. Tar-ba-gan (talk) 00:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah, most interesting, Tar-ba-gan (talkcontribs), thanks for the helpful explanation! -- Cirt (talk) 03:56, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about short pages[edit]

Greetings, Sorry if this is a rather dumb question but I am just getting the lay of the land for this project. Still not too familiar with things here. I was just looking around and noticed a lot of pages on Special:Short pages with very few or zero bytes. On ENWP there is a template called short pages monitor that they use to get those short pages off the list and to monitor them since that short pages list is so limited. I was just wondering if there was something like that here as well. Reguyla (talk) 20:31, 8 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about validating pages[edit]

Greetings Cirt, I recently tried to validate a page here and when I checked the Validation radio button and hit enter it changed some formatting that's breaking the display. Is this a known problem? Reguyla (talk) 21:03, 13 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just FYI, you might want to glance at the scriptorium. Got some good info on what went wrong that might be useful for you in the future. Thanks again for the help. Reguyla (talk) 11:10, 15 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]