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[en] As a dedicated Wikimedian, I don't limit myself to just one project or just one language.
Hello, EVula, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

Please take a glance at our help pages (especially Adding texts and Wikisource's style guide). Most questions and discussions about the community are in 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 23:35, 8 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yay, I finally got a welcome! :P EVula // talk // 05:43, 9 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats on becoming a crat on Wikispecies. John Vandenberg (chat) 20:30, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. :) EVula // talk // 22:08, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Greetings, I admit I'm a little confused why you wouldn't trust Poetlister "to edit a page", when he/she/it has already edited over 2,000 without any problems? I'm of the opinion that off-site drama shouldn't be used to judge people here, your ex-boy/girlfriend may say you're a lying cheat, or you may get fired from your job for stealing company documents - why does that affect Wikisource? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Charles Spurgeon 20:13, 8 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't trust Poetlister; nit-picking the exact words I used doesn't change that. (yes, he/she has edited pages before; big friggin' deal, doesn't mean I trust him/her)
Cheating on a significant other is very, very different than the wiki-related shenanigans (for lack of a better phrase) that Poetlister is pretty damningly accused of. Malicious sockpuppetry is hardly "off-site drama". EVula // talk // 19:41, 10 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank-you spam[edit]

Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a belated Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 05:43, 28 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm Just Wild About Harry (help | file info or download)

There is a Cabal[edit]

Hey, I'm the local corrupt Administrator who sells votes for work on the Wikisource:Collaboration of the Week, why not take a few minutes of your afternoon and help us out, even suggest a favourite author for our future focus. The idea is that if we all sacrifice five, fifteen or twenty minutes a week to add a text by somebody else's favourite author on WS, then later we all put add texts by your choices, etc. This week we're focusing on Author:John McCrae as we hope to add texts in time for the November 11th Commonwealth Memorial Day to help WikiRadio have texts to read out on-air, and such. Just don't forget to watchlist the author, since we're focusing on "influential" authors as much as possible, it means the more admins watchlisting the author, the better protected it is from vandals in the future as well! I look forward to selling my vote! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:John McCrae 16:40, 30 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm pretty much crap at finding and collecting materials (I did find a book a couple of weeks ago, but it is currently MIA since I just moved); my strengths lie in proofreading and patrolling. I'd be more than willing to watch over stuff and work my usual cross-wiki magic on stuff, though. :) EVula // talk // 21:29, 30 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:DJVU page link[edit]


Most of the time, the page numbers are aligned to the right. It is the first time that I see such a case, with two page numbers on the same line. Actually this template, although quite useful, has some problems. If you use it instead of plain links, colors on page numbers do not appear in the table of contents in the main index page as they do here: Index:Arte or Crafte of Rhethoryke - 1899.djvu. Could it be possible that the alignment parameter is optional, eventually right by default? Yann (talk) 09:20, 5 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll play around with some code to see if I can make it an all-or-nothing tag (ie: align=no means no div). Even a div with a different alignment would cause it to line break, since divs are block-level elements.
Not sure what you mean by the colors not working; Index:The ransom of Red Chief and other O. Henry stories for boys.djvu uses the template (example) and the colors are fine. EVula // talk // 10:31, 5 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Picture Posted on Childs History of England talk page[edit]

EVula, As requested, I have uploaded pictures of the table from the original first edition book. -Terets

Excellent. I can't do anything with it right this minute, but I'll try to whip something together in the next day or so. EVula // talk // 19:24, 5 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You are now a sysop.--BirgitteSB 16:58, 7 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wahoo, now to go delete the Main Page! ;) EVula // talk // // 17:01, 7 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At Page:Comus.djvu/21 I see that you deleted the page. I have purged the file at Commons, and the text layer now loads. I am not sure how well we are going to do merging the text as there look to be differences between Comus and the version. Match and split may do the job. billinghurst (talk) 14:20, 13 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gday Evula. Confirmation time and as I added it I noticed that you come up as inactive against the criteria. Not sure whether you wish to add a statement to your confirmation. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:45, 3 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome back[edit]

Glad that lifus interruptus is in partial abatement. Not a whole lot has changed. Still the occasional bickering, the same old tools, and general great works and efforts being produced. Do have a look at some of the additions to {{header}} and we have done a fair bit of work in the Portal namespace under AdamBMorgan's efforts for a framework. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:39, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, I figured I wouldn't find this place to be too different from how I left it. What really kicked off this whole "oh yeah, I need to get back to Wikisource" thing (aside from life opening up a bit) was moving the dozen+ old books that I salvaged from the flood last year. The books are wrecked, but I grabbed as many pre-1920-published books as I could; whenever I have time (hah!) I'm going to slice them up, scanning each page, to get posted up here. Then again, I've been saying I'd do that for over a year... damn you real life! EVula // talk // 00:43, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I honestly think the biggest thing I'm having trouble adjusting to is not seeing "[rollback]" on RC. Heh. :) EVula // talk // 01:00, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Flood affected? Major bummer. They have been major around the world. Do hope that you have recovered, at least some sanity. Re the other thingy, well ... we can cut up some post-it notes with the word written on it for your viewing, and/or when you again lose your sanity, we can do the nomination thingy, and that should be one of the easiest things that we achieve in 2011 ... — billinghurst sDrewth 12:41, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't want to make another pass at adminship until I know I'll actually be able to stick around again; I could probably pass easily enough, but the chief objection would be that I wouldn't use the tools and, at this point, it's a valid argument.
As for the flood, yeah, it was pretty bad. It actually didn't affect me at all; the books came from a friend's friend who used to be a used book seller. His house was filled with literally thousands upon thousands of books, but he lived right by the Cumberland River, so he got flooded out (seriously, the guy literally kayaked into his kitchen). A lot were totally ruined; the bibliophile in me really hurt to help him clear out everything and see all these books that were destroyed. :( EVula // talk // 14:24, 25 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sysop bit assigned[edit]

Congratulations, you are an admin again. Hesperian 23:16, 9 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Woot, thanks. EVula // talk // // 00:22, 10 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Deleting the main page here won't work. You will need to go over to the main page to do that. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:05, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dude, WS:BEANS. EVula // talk // // 19:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

International Standard Name Identifier[edit]

I'm not sure what went wrong when you edited {{authority control}} but I've amended the ISNI entry to link properly. See Author:Jean-François Champollion, for example. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 21:50, 2 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See Author:Edward Porter Alexander; I copied and pasted the ISNI number straight from Wikidata (which had spaces), and as a result, the link is broken. Now, it might just be that the spaces need to be removed, but in an ideal world, the template could take the broken-up number and still work.
Or, we could just say "well, it doesn't work with spaces, dumbass, so take them out. Silly EVula," and that could work too. :) EVula // talk // // 04:13, 3 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

admin bit de-assigned[edit]

Hi EVula,

You've lost the admin bit at your annual confirmation due to inactivity. If you're gone for good, then thank you for your years of service to the project, and good luck for whatever you do next. Should you return then as you know you'll be welcomed back and reinstatement of the admin bit is a routine matter.

Hesperian 00:52, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heh, I was just thinking about this the other day.
I'm not gone for good, but I just don't have the same amount of time to devote to wikis these days (and the Wikidata changeover effectively kills a lot of the fun I had mapping out interwiki links). I might kick back around sometime, but I don't see myself ever needing the admin bit again. EVula // talk // 02:56, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]