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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.}}
{{rule}}
<references/>}}
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)

Ancient History[edit]

Have you noticed that the Index page does not currently match the text layer? It looks as though it's off by two pages. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:21, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey: Yeah, just replaced the Google scan with a proper one. I'm updating the index page right now, still got to fix the pages already made. -Einstein95 (talk) 05:22, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure you understood my comment. I saw that you changed the Index page just now, but the change does not match with the updated scan. The pagination is now off by two. Try creating a new page much later in the text to see what I mean. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:23, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Would you like me to delete the "unproofread" blank pages, so that the text layer can be recovered? It should automatically fill into the blank edit window once the current blank page is deleted. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:41, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes please. -Einstein95 (talk) 05:41, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:53, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much, I definitely owe you one. - Einstein95 (talk) 06:19, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Chapter number style[edit]

I noticed that you have recently done some title/Chapter I etc. The long-agreed community style is to use arabic numerals not to maintain roman numerals. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:17, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Blast. Ok, I'll fix it and do Arabic numerals from now on. Thanks for the heads-up. -Einstein95 (talk) 04:41, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Japan Speaks Out[edit]

You added Japan Speaks Out without a license tag. On the surface it looks to be copyrighted in the USA under the URAA; can you provide any information that suggests otherwise? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 02:27, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

@Beleg Tâl: The original file was imported from IA by @Jasonanaggie. The license tag on File:Japan Speaks Out by Shingoro Takaishi.djvu is also incorrect as it appears that Shingoro Takaishi died on Feb 25th, 1967, putting it PD in places where it's life+50, not life+70. I was not aware of it being still in copyright when I started working on it. I am in favour of deleting the file, pages and index due to CopyVio. -Einstein95 (talk) 03:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
That was over a year ago, I am not sure what the rationale was, but I will leave it to you if you wish to delete it. Jasonanaggie (talk) 03:24, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

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Index:The Invisible Man - A Grotesque Romance.djvu[edit]

Hi, Were you collapsing apostrophised contractions like "hadn't" vs "had n't" in the text? I'd left them sepereated as in the scan, but can redo if needed? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:18, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

I was, but I'm having second thoughts about it. In at least one page the spacing between the word and the abbreviation was smaller than other spacing in the line, but in basically all other cases it was the same spacing. Feel free to revert my changes for those. -Einstein95 (talk) 09:20, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Comment: I've noticed this in a few other works. It seems to be a half-space, rather than a full-space, in the contraction. I've been collapsing them in the work I've been doing. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:48, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Flatland[edit]

You should probably add some sort of "under construction" notice, since your edit has disabled all the links to the sections of the work. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:47, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey: Ah, sorry. I've added the links to the contents pages. I was unsure of how to do the division, whether to split them into the two parts as per the first edition or to do it per section, as per the existing text. -Einstein95 (talk) 03:51, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
I'd leave it as-is, since the sections are numbered sequentially. I've had some similar situations, and I don't think anything is gained by splitting the parts. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:53, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Author:John Skelton[edit]

There will always be authors with the same name, so generally we wouldn't move an author page, and leave a redirect unless we are going to disambiguate the root page. Then to fix all the incoming links. It doesn't make sense to move it and not disambiguate, and to not create the competitive page if it has forced the initial move. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:09, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Sorry about that. I got caught up proofreading a Hoyt's Quotation page that the author was linked from that I forgot to make the other author's page. -Einstein95 (talk) 00:23, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
Know and guilty of similar things; when one ends up with a string of open tabs chasing the end of the string, and don't get back to all the open "to do" tabs. Thanks for following up. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:58, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

Many thanks[edit]

...for proofreading the last few pages of native American dialect in index:Oregon Historical Quarterly vol. 1.djvu! After going through the whole work, I found myself going cross-eyed editing the unfamiliar language. I got distracted by shiny objects, and it might have been months before I returned to it. What a pleasant surprise to find them "done," and done well! -Pete (talk) 07:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

The Oregon Trail[edit]

Hi, thanks for your efforts on The Oregon Trail. FYI you might want to check out this discussion on @Akme:'s page. One thing to look out for is the slight (but apparently significant) variations from one edition to another. -Pete (talk) 14:38, 25 May 2018 (UTC)