User talk:EncycloPetey

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Thank you. Wikisource:Versions was exactly what I was looking for. EikeFA (talk) 20:31, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you EncycloPetey[edit]

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

Anchor and span[edit]

Was the <span>'s wrapping the text doing anything? It looked to me like the <span> was put in by someone who thought an anchor needs to wrap content, so a simple substitution of a correctly working {{anchor}} template for the broken <span> fixed it(unless I'm missing something major[again, quite possible]). JustinCB (talk) 02:50, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

The anchor is for linking. The span was there to identify the original location of the text in the source material. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:19, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
O, OK, it wasn't really doing too great a job of that either, though(it started at some [at least to me] semi-random place towards the beginning of the page in the middle of a paragraph, or a word even, and stretched across several paragraphs[there is no tag in HTML that can start in the middle of a paragraph and span several paragraphs{or even one paragraph brake}]), and it was also used for linking. If you want to indicate what page something came from without displaying anything, I think HTML comments(<--comment-->) are pretty good at that. Wrapping something like those spans were doing brakes nesting in every kind of tag in HTML(you can put comments wherever you want without brakeing anything).
So, you didn't understand what you saw, made a decision without understanding, and changed it anyway? Next time try asking first. We have a Scriptorium for that. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:24, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Unusual to see a recent work with roman numeral chapters[edit]

Hi. A little surprised to see the work My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) transcluded with roman numeral chapters. Is there a particular reason that we departed our expressed guidance for this work? — billinghurst sDrewth 07:25, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

The guidance is one of those community norms that's never been formalized (that I've seen), and isn't absolute. On occasion (this one, for example) using Roman numerals made all the internal linking ten times simpler. I prefer Arabic numerals for most things, but there are occasional exceptions. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:49, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

{{language characters}}[edit]

Hi, is there a reason for the revert? I did not mean to intrude on your User page of course, but as I said when you use this template your page gets categorized as problematic. χchi (talk) 22:27, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

I am aware of what the template does. Commenting it out of my user page defeats the purpose of having it there, for quick reference. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:30, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
I see. Could you put it between nowiki tags then? χchi (talk) 22:42, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Petry of Vasyl Stus[edit]

Why have you deleted poetry of Vasyl Stus.?I didn't found any copyright of his poetry, poetry was created for 1974.In the web site of Ukranian poetry is also any copyrite. have you found information about Stus copyright?You must proof .Translation from Ukrainian is mine.OksanaRad Ok.oksana (talk) 11:11, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Please read Wikisource:Translations#Wikisource original translations. All original translations must first have the original present on the native Wikisource and be back by a scan: "A scan supported original language work must be present on the appropriate language wiki, where the original language version is complete". Adding random unsourced and unlicensed translations to random locations on Wikisource is not acceptable.
Also, since Vasyl Stus died in 1985, his poetry is still under copyright. We cannot host either his poetry of translations of it. International copyright law protects the copyright on works, even after the author has died, and for most cases, this extends for 70 years after the author's death. So we could not host the poetry of Vasyl Stus until 2055. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:35, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

linking an author in my page[edit]


I am kind of new to wikisource. I created my page (Raktabeej) and tried to link lord Byron in my page but failed. Tried multiple times, but did not work. Can you please help me?

Thanks! unsigned comment by Raktabeej (talk) .

@Raktabeej: I have added the link you requested. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:21, 27 February 2018 (UTC)


If textbook writers published them as "Open Access" Wikibooks and Wikiversity would be able to be a richer site... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 07:56, 5 March 2018 (UTC)


Thank you. Now I understand that the proofread version is not the final. I checked out and the archaic typography has been translated. Excellent! -Reedulot (talk) 18:54, 7 March 2018 (UTC)