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Again, welcome! JeepdaySock (talk) 10:50, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Index anchors in PSM[edit]

@Einstein95: Please do not alter the Index anchors in the PSM project. Anchors are numbered according the djvu page number, separated by a hyphen and incrementally number from 1 .. 2 ... to the number of anchors per page. This is not an option but the rule, unless you are willing to redo every anchor and link it to the Index accordingly. To maintain consistency throughout the project, we laid out various rules to be followed. Please check this PSM Proofreading guide, and if you need help, please feel free to contact me.Ineuw (talk) 00:43, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

PSM references[edit]

Sorry to bother you, but I have to point out that one cannot leave both {{smallrefs}} and <reference /> tags in the footer because then then the second one is applied to the references and {{smallrefs}} is what we want. Ineuw (talk) 06:30, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for pointing that out. I believe I saw that on another page and copied it from that. -Einstein95 (talk) 08:58, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Translations from the Chinese[edit]

The first page of the DjVu file needs to be stripped out before proofreading. All the odd pages are in even slots and vice versa because of the extra page. Otherwise, all the pages will need to be moved and the Index renumbered later. Best to have the Goggle notice removed first. --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Would it be as easy as simply uploading a fixed djvu over the existing one at commons, or would it have to be uploaded under a new name and a new index made? -Einstein95 (talk) 07:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
It will be uploaded over the one at Commons, and the Index page name will be the same. But because it's the first page being removed, the numbering of everything will change, and the correspondence between pages and the text layer will change too. So it's best not to create the pages until the file is fixed, or all the created pages will have to be moved. --EncycloPetey (talk) 07:08, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for the heads up. -Einstein95 (talk) 07:18, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Problem having <poem> in <ref> embedded in <poem>[edit]

{{helpme}} I'm trying to proofread this page, but having <poem> in the <ref>, which itself is in a <poem> is tripping up the parser. -Einstein95 (talk) 08:22, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Nesting poem tags within poems doesn't work. It's one of the reasons I've mostly abandoned poem tags and just use line breaks. I've made a possible solution on the page. The reason for not having any break after the closing }} for the center block template is to pull the leading for the next line of the footnote up. Otherwise it leaves too big a space. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 09:16, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Hello both. I hope you will not mind a late observation. Nesting <poem> tags is in fact technically possible should you ever absolutely need to do such a thing. The situation is analogous to the problem of embedding <ref>s inside one another, and the solution is much the same:
{{centre block|width=500px|style=outline:1px solid black|{{#tag:poem|For the stronger we our houses do build,<ref>This comes from Scottish poet William McGonagall's famed piece of doggerel, ''The Tay Bridge Disaster'' quoted somewhat more fully:
{{centre block|<poem>That your central girders would not have given way,
{{gap}}At least many sensible men do say,
Had they been supported on each side with buttresses,
{{gap}}At least many sensible men confesses,
For the stronger we our houses do build,
{{gap}}The less chance we have of being killed.</poem>}}</ref>
{{gap}}The less chance we have of being killed.}}
which produces:

For the stronger we our houses do build,[1]
The less chance we have of being killed.

  1. This comes from Scottish poet William McGonagall's famed piece of doggerel, The Tay Bridge Disaster quoted somewhat more fully:

    That your central girders would not have given way,
    At least many sensible men do say,
    Had they been supported on each side with buttresses,
    At least many sensible men confesses,
    For the stronger we our houses do build,
    The less chance we have of being killed.

Apologies to your finer poetic appreciative abilities! AuFCL (talk) 07:20, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

"N" Rays source?[edit]

Hi Einstein95,

In this edit you removed the deletion request. Does that mean that you think Index:N rays - Garcin.djvu should be kept? Or does Index:"N" Rays (Garcin).djvu completely replace it? I notice that the mainspace work is using the latter (although, actually the top-level page of it was using the old Index, but I've just updated that).

Sam Wilson 08:41, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time. After a brief look, I'm going to say I had a brainfart. Feel free to delete Index:N rays - Garcin.djvu as it appears to be a worse-quality Google scan. -Einstein95 (talk) 14:51, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
No worries! Deleted. Thanks. :-) Sam Wilson 00:43, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Template:Astounding Stories of Super Science link / ASSS link[edit]

Hi. To help to link from author pages to articles I have created Template:Astounding Stories of Super Science link. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:34, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! This will help immensely getting the author pages made and existing ones linked. -Einstein95 (talk) 01:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
Wow that was a quick update. I had to fiddle a little as I see that we needed an override function. I have poked in "link" to be the target or "$1" {{SUBPAGENAME}} and used "article" or "$4" as override. If $4 is not present it defaults to $1. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:29, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Astounding Stories of Super Science copyright[edit]

Your work with Astounding Stories of Super Science looks great. Thank you for it. I wanted to caution you though—I don't know whether this is actually an issue or not in this case—in the US the copyright of periodicals and other anthology type things is pretty fiddly as I understand it. The publisher could have a copyright and the individual contributors could also have a copyright on their contributions and they can be listed separately. It would probably be a good idea to do some due diligence on each of the stories if you haven't already and apply copyright license templates to each of the pages separately. If you have any questions you can ask them on Wikisource:Scriptorium. Hope everything comes up copyright clean. Prosody (talk) 18:33, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Indeed, I've been looking into that. Haven't found the copyright renewals on the individual issues yet. A couple are mentioned on the talk page for At the Mountains of Madness. Definitely will do some deep digging. -Einstein95 (talk) 23:19, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

There's more where that came from...[edit]

If you're interested, there are more minutes from AASHO/AASHTO that need proofreading at Portal:American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. There's also a longer report at Report of Joint Board on Interstate Highways October 30, 1925 that needs validation. Imzadi 1979  02:25, 30 November 2017 (UTC)