User talk:EncycloPetey

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Thank you EncycloPetey[edit]

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

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Science (journal), etc advice[edit]

Birds as destroyers was just supposed to be quick. Hathi has a pdf which is actually a lot nicer. Advice? Delete and start over?--RaboKarbakian (talk) 03:55, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Avicenna: Persian or arab?[edit]


I have yesterday rectified the text about the Avicenna. He was born in Buckara, the city where people speaks in Persian (although it is in Uzbekistan). His mother name is "Setareh" which is a Persian name (in the meaning of star). His father was from Balkh in Afghanistan, where people speak Persian Dari. He has a few Persian books and poems, although some of his books are too in arabic, similar to all other scientist of that era. there are no arabs in Bukhara or Balkh. Arabs have no Persian books. in the text, itself, the originality of his father is mentioned as a Persian. why you persist that he is a arab? is Wikisource a place for racism and national prejudice or a scientific encyclopedia? You can find more information in valid resources such as Britannica.

Wikisource is not an encyclopedia of any kind; it is a library. Our primary goal is to present published information as it appeared when it was published. We do not create original articles, and we do not modernize the works we present. If an article in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica says a person was "Arabian", then we don't alter that. Your edit did not follow the content of the 1911 EB, and broke categorization, so I corrected the problem you created.
You are comparing the current EB online with the 1911 edition. We only host the 1911 edition, and do not editorialize. This is not about race or prejudice, but about being faithful to printed sources, as they appeared when they were printed. The article calls him an "Arabian philosopher", and so that is how the article is categorized.
You can see however that Author:Avicenna, which is Wikisource's coordinating page for all articles written by Avicenna or about Avicenna, has the author categorized as Persian. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:32, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

User Talk:WMFOffice[edit]

I ask you as an Admin, ¿Why a WMF Role account needs a Welcome message? --Amitie 10g (talk) 17:26, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Need isn't the issue. Please do not turn other users' talk pages into redirects. --EncycloPetey (talk) 17:44, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

undo deletion request[edit]

pls restore Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems, along with the history, CYGNIS INSIGNIS 06:38, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

@Cygnis insignis: I believe the page was originally deleted in 2013 (per this). The page was recreated yesterday by an ip address, I believe, who merely inserted 'nonsense', which is why EP re-deleted it. Londonjackbooks (talk) 09:59, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Policing Ineuw[edit]

I want you to stop policing and stalking me. Ten years ago, there was another user who stalked me and I did not tolerate it then and now, and the same goes for your f*****g contrarian attitude. Why don't you do something more productive and proofread something. — Ineuw talk 20:20, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

Please keep your language civil and clean, or do not post it on my talk page. Thank you. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:22, 28 May 2018 (UTC)


I’m finished with the Swift 19-volume set. Over the last 5 years (my anniversary was two days ago) I have touched each of the 8600 pages at least twice, and many of them several times, as I learned how to create legible text out of codes. While I learned a lot from the Wikisource Help pages, I couldn’t have completed the volumes without the help of Greek and Latin experts, someone who created a beautiful piece of sheet music (at the end of volume 16), and several (many?) persons who helped with columns and margins and other fancy page layouts. My biggest thanks, though, are reserved for Beeswaxcandle (talk), Hesperian, billinghurst sDrewth, —Maury (talk), and EncycloPetey (talk) – all of you have been incredible with your help and encouragement!

I’m not sure what I’ll tackle next. It may be something fun (are any of Mark Twain’s works waiting?) or other early 18th century works (I might as well continue to use the huge data base of links to people and works of the era). For today, though, I am sending Swift out to the future, hoping that people will once again remember him for more than Gulliver.
Susanarb (talk) 05:17, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Comment on Naming subpages[edit]

Thanks for the comment about naming subpages in Omniana. Omniana's not really made up of chapters or a logical sequence of sections; they're independent articles, a bit like the entries in [Brittanica] or [[1], so I took my lead from there and used the article names for section names. I really don't think that labelling a link to the article on Mirrors "Chapter 1" or "Section 1" would make much sense. --Philbarker (talk) 08:43, 8 June 2018 (UTC)