User talk:EncycloPetey

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Thank you EncycloPetey[edit]

Thank you i am very new at this. Just trying.


I see that you have done significant contributions in wikitonary. I am not able to understand how to edit those pages, can you help me with a sample page? If feasible a guide to how to edit in wikitonary. Thanks Cyarenkatnikh (talk)


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Meqabyan/Ethiopian Maccabees[edit]

Yes, I am the translator. I have various reasons for permitting its partial public use.

Meqabyan/Ethiopian Maccabees[edit]

I'd be glad to provide that, but I have little to no knowledge of how wikipedia operates.

Re: On the Bright Shore[edit]

Thanks for noticing that.

BTW, while making some simple fixes like this one my action became throtled with the "Action throtled" message. Any hint what can I do to be no longer hit with this problem. It is very annoying. And slowing done is not an option for me ;) Ankry (talk) 17:59, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

@Ankry: I've never gotten that message before, so I don't have advice for your situation. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:36, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ankry: Any user script or gadget that uses the Mediawiki API is rate limited (throttled) to a certain number of edits per minute. If you're using something like AWB you can run into this limit. There is also a rate limit on the Google OCR function, but it would be much higher and probably counted globally rather than per user (or even per project). If someone is using some form of semi-automation to run a large number of pages through Google we might conceivably run into that limit. No manual editing that is done responsibly should ever be able to hit Mediawiki's rate limit for manual edits, so if it was there you saw the message it was probably a bug or server hiccup or something. --Xover (talk) 06:38, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
@Xover: No, theese are fast GUI-based manual edits (that takes 2-4 seconds per one). Simple and repeatable, like page moves, adding page numbers, or creating pages that are prepared in advance offline. Ankry (talk) 06:44, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
I often make such edits in plwikisource & commons, but I am admin there (if this does matter). Ankry (talk) 06:48, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
@Ankry: I won't get into how responsible I think that rate of manual edits is (feel free to read between the lines ;D), but, yeah, at that rate you might be running into the rate limits. With the caveat that the specific limits are a bit under-documented, normal users are throttled at 8 moves per 60 seconds and 90 edits per 60 seconds. That's 1.5 edits per second, which is at least in the ballpark of your 2–4 edits per second (unlike any other typical editing that never gets even close to this rate). Admins by default have the noratelimit permission which removes these limits (it's configurable, so not all projects may necessarily give admins this flag, but it's very likely they have it). Technically speaking the permission can be assigned to other user groups (not individual users), and new user groups can be created if there is need. For example, there is a "Account Creators" group, used for people who help out with creating accounts for people at editathons and similar, that is exempt from rate limits. --Xover (talk) 07:45, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for undoing my edits[edit]

Sorry I realised that I had to follow the original text for the Satire on Claudius by Seneca. I came back to undo my edits and I noticed you had undone the edits so thanks for that. I will create my User Page and log in next time.

Sluffs (talk) 20:56, 1 June 2019 (UTC)


Can you use the DJVU tools to clean up this? (and potentially if my calculations on dates are correct, re-instate certain missing portions in January 2020?) One item cannot be re-instated (and it should be obvious from the dates in the text which that is. (An Editorial from the New York Herald Tribune covered by the renewal for "v. 86. no. 29205-29234, Nov. 1-20, 1926 - R137852-137881" ) (That will have to wait until 2022) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:12, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: I'm not sure which DjVu tools you mean. I haven't worked with altering DjVu files, and usually have to ask someone else. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:25, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Okay sorry. If you can deal with the 'zombie pages' marked for speedy deletion though it would be appreicated :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:37, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Question on transcription project links[edit]

Hi, quick question - When is it appropriate, if ever, to remove the small transcription project links to Indexes on author pages? I've kept them around for books I've finished proofreading on the assumption that they still serve a purpose until they're validated but I wasn't sure. —Nizolan (talk) 17:03, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

They should definitely be removed if the work has been validated, but they can be removed once the original transcription / proofreading is done. I usually remove them after the proofreading is done and the work has been transcluded. --EncycloPetey (talk) 17:23, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Landmark Education suffers humiliating legal defeat in New Jersey Federal Court[edit]

This appears to have been blanked again... Was checking through Recent changes for lo-volume editors.

Naturally I also checked the Wayback machine to ensure it was a genuine article, [1], The concern I have is that there doesn't seem to be a creative commons style license on the release.

I'd appreciate an experienced contributor taking a look at this as I feel out of my depth. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:06, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

It's an article. An editor could challenge its inclusion by nominating it for deletion, if they feel it does not meet our inclusion criteria, but the content should not be blanked. We have an OTRS ticket that permits its inclusion, and in going through that process we usually check that a work meets inclusion criteria. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:35, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
Might be worth mentioning the ticket number in the item then? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:36, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
The ticket ID is given in the template, and the OTRS template is on the page. The problem lies with the template {{PermissionOTRS}}, which neither displays nor links the ID. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:42, 19 June 2019 (UTC)