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Collaboration of the Week

The current community collaboration is collecting works related to
the Eminent Women Series.

Last collaboration: Slavery in the United States (1837)

The current Proofread of the Month is

The Tower  (1928)
by William Butler Yeats.

Last month completed: Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope
The next scheduled collaboration will begin in May.

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Help us out

John Vandenberg (chat) 21:32, 16 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Template naming[edit]

Hi. I have just pasted the documenation for Template:THofcdoc into a subpage. One thing that we have been trying to do at Wikisource is to encourage the use of full name for a template that is meaningful, so others can find and use with more ease. Note that where this is done we also encourage the use of a redirect and noting such in the documentation. So could I encourage you to move the template to a meaning full name. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 26 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

All very nice. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:19, 26 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

You might be also interested in the project at Wikisource:WikiProject Law, or creating a sub-part for Thai law. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:55, 26 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

You may be interested in a newly-formed WikiProject: WikiProject Translation. The goal is inter-wiki collaboration with the aim of making source texts available in multiple languages. Please feel free to express any ideas, concerns, or questions at the project talk page. Best, --Eliyak T·C 08:46, 10 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]