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Hello, Epousesquecido, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here. If you need help, see our help pages (especially Adding texts and Wikisource's style guide). You can discuss or ask questions from the community in general at the Scriptorium. The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. --Benn Newman (AMDG) 21:22, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for the kind welcome, I will indeed contact you if I need help. Epousesquecido 21:36, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Titles in capitals[edit]


It is better not to write titles in capitals. Regards, Yann 20:28, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

I am copying the titles exactly as the original author chose. It seems the right thing to do. But I am open to change? - Epousesquecido 20:37, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Regarding Dedication to my mother and the other poems on Poems (Botta), capitalisation of the page names is not required, as you can provide the exact poem title in the header if you like. In my experience, Wikisource page names rarely use uppercase, and unless an original capitalization is consistently used of WS:MOS is obtuse as best. Please note that WS:MOS specifically says that poems should not be placed under the compilation name. John Vandenberg 01:06, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

I have left a note on Talk:The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker. John Vandenberg 03:36, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi, there is a question on Talk:The storm about page names, because there are a few other works by that name: The Storm. John Vandenberg 05:11, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for your help with Talk:The Storm (Bleecker)! I was originally going to ask you about it here (since you created it), but then exams started and I forgot. I've moved the page & fixed the links, but if I mixed anything up feel free to let me know. :-) Kudos for all your awesome contributions to Wikisource! You rock. --Sboots 02:16, 14 December 2007 (UTC)


See this diff :) ++Lar: t/c 19:45, 29 August 2007 (UTC)


You have completed Poems (Botta)‎ !!! Well done. What's next? ++Lar: t/c 01:47, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

La meme chose. - Epousesquecido 02:30, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Je ne parle pas français! ++Lar: t/c 16:27, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

A Sparrow and a Cat[edit]

Thanks for the suggestion, but see my response at the Scriptorium. Nikola Smolenski 07:50, 28 November 2007 (UTC)


A Valentine (Poe)/highlighted is great! I was a bit shocked to see we didnt have Author:Frances Sargent Osgood, so I have gone ahead and created it! The method of this poem is mentioned in "1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Acrostic". John Vandenberg (chat) 07:31, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

I've updated the highlighted version to use a "monospace" font which makes it a little easier to see. If you dont like, revert. John Vandenberg (chat) 22:53, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
I noticed the changes, I think it looks much better, thanks. - Epousesquecido 00:02, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

The Literati of New York[edit]

Thanks for picking up my uncompleted project The Literati of New York :-) John Vandenberg (chat) 03:33, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

I was hoping you wouldn't mind:) - Epousesquecido 03:44, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Not at all; it would never have been finished if left to me. When it is finished, we should do a WS:CotW to create author pages for all of the subjects ... I am surprised at how many are missing! John Vandenberg (chat) 03:49, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
Good idea. - Epousesquecido 04:48, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your work into Equitation! It's a pity that I've moved "at home", into it.wikisource! :-( --Alex brollo 22:53, 23 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks again for your appreciation. I just hope that that the huge amount of not-so-well old equitation books could be hosted here. Any old horsemanship helps to understand horses and present horsemanship, even if I really think that something (not so much) really new, or never written before, is emerging from scientific ethology of the horse: I really like the concepts of "passive leadership" of Mark Rashid and of "friendship training" of Chuck Minzlaff, coupled with R+ methods like Clicker training. Yes... much work to do. ;-) --Alex brollo 20:56, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Greetings from Bali[edit]

Hi, I noticed your comment following my comment re Sherurcij and recalled seeing your user name before and, visiting your user page, recalled where.

I also saw you have {{hyphenated word start}} and {{hyphenated word end}} listed there as useful stuff. I recently changed those templates a bit and thought I'd let you know about it; the current versions transclude the full word into mainspace from the end template instead of the start one. This is so avoid some odd white-space that was getting introduced and an issue where a ':' followed the start template (such that it caused indenting). It is quite important that the second args be given in the templates; more so the end template (if it is omitted the word will be missing in the mainspace). I fixed-up better than 50 improper invocations. And always balance the start/end usage. Cheers, Jack Merridew 15:18, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi Jack, thanks for the heads up about the hyphenated word template change. I am a little confused (as usual). I am using the corrected templates right? If I need to change something please point me in the right direction. Thanks for all the work you have done! - Epousesquecido (talk) 16:34, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
I did look at one pair you used and it looked right. The fixes I made were mostly omissions of the full word from the end template. The start/end pair are specifically for the case where the word spans two pages; {{hyphenated word}} is for representing a word break in an original page scan, which is just for ease of proofreading. If I see a pattern of misunderstanding of the template, I'll let whomever know. Mostly I was just introducing myself. Cheers, Jack Merridew 04:22, 8 September 2008 (UTC) (real name is David)
Thanks for stopping by, it's nice to meet you! - Epousesquecido (talk) 04:57, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Final push for the Proofread of the Month...[edit]

This month's Proofread of the Month, Index:The Pilgrim Cookbook.djvu, is still a ways away from being fully validated. However, we're within striking distance.

If all ten members proofread just two (but preferably three) pages a day, we'll be able to finish the book before the end of the month.

We can do it. :) EVula // talk // 01:20, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

proofreading Aristotle[edit]

Hi Epousesquecido, I can't find a solution either. if the note is correct, the indentation is lost, or vice versa. We might ask for advice on the scriptorium, don't you think so?- --Zyephyrus (talk) 10:35, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, I will ask at the scriptorium. Epousesquecido (talk) 11:22, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
I just tweaked things and commented at ws:s; this what you had in mind? —Jack Merridew 12:31, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, thank you David. Epousesquecido (talk) 15:52, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Except for the missing semi-colon, (and losing the italics) I have no idea what I am doing wrong, so I will continue to merrily proofread on, in my own ignorant way. :) - Epousesquecido (talk) 16:23, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
I remove the italics from "VII. 4. I." here because the scan doesn't show that as italicized. I see two semi-colons — "Vital Principle;" and "place;" — and they're both present… —Jack Merridew 06:22, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
(I was missing a semi-colon in the header, you fixed it.) I appreciate your help, thanks. - Epousesquecido (talk) 07:08, 24 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi; wherever you're getting these text (not typing them manually, I assume;) contains tones of extra space characters; not just between sentences, but between many words. It is likely from the character recognition process; computers are as dumb as fleas. I've cut thousands and will hit other chapters as I notice them; poke me if I don't notice. I also cut extra blank lines between {{header}} and the main text. I expect to add a bottom margin to the header (thing is protected against me;). This will add a gap for all pages and will nudge folks to cut any other such hard-coded lines. Separating such presentational attributes from the actual content are core to modern website design. Bits of margin are a minor example of this; it goes much further. See;

The content of the two pages is identical — it is the presentation that is different and that's not done in the markup, it's done in the style sheets. w:CSS Zen Garden has many hundreds of different presentations of the same sample content; just try different numbers;

or use the view-all-designs approach;

Cheers, Jack Merridew 08:23, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

remember the good-old-days?

Thanks for the heads up, I am out of town for a few days and my laptop has taken a crapper (no backlight). When I get back I will change my strategy. (I'm pretty sure I haven't moved past the good old days :)- Josette (talk) 19:28, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Read Forester when you were about 14?[edit]

Cheers, Jack Merridew 11:50, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Love it! Thanks! - Josette (talk) 12:01, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Great; no horizontal scrollbar when maximized? Look OK in Internet Explorer? Cheers, Jack Merridew 12:11, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes I have a scrollbar but I'm on my crappy laptop, same in Internet Explorer - still cool though. Oh, and no pop qiuzzes on Horatio, it's been too many years. - Josette (talk) 13:14, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
Look again; do a full refresh. I tweaked it. The actual image is much larger than what you are seeing. Recognize it?
I Think I voted for it.
By adjusting the numbers in the diff, you can change what part of the image you see. Try easing the width down and adjusting the margin to shift the image left/right; use preview until you get something that fits your full screen. Cheers, Jack Merridew 13:31, 14 June 2009 (UTC)
I'll wait until I see it on my other screen later today and let you know how it looks. - Josette (talk) 13:44, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Roman-style ordered-lists[edit]

The first adds some code to the system and the second invokes it on one of your pages. This is not an ideal usage as there's that 'LASTLY' entry that's really part of the list but that word's not a number, last I checked. To get a better rendering on this example, a fancy table, with hard-coded roman letters would seem the best route. But for general usage of list with Roman numeral, this is the way to go. There are classes in there for doing some other sty;es, too; lowercase Roman numerals, upper and lower Alpha — see the first diff. There's even lowercase Greek. There's a lot of room for development of such tools. Styles for standard formatting of plays, for example. I've done a lot of that in apps like Word. Cheers, Jack Merridew 08:31, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I forgot to comment about this. Thanks for stepping up and taking care of this. It looks better now and I will try to remember for next time. - Josette (talk) 13:15, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

‎History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution[edit]

This is just to inform you that ‎History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution has been brought for discussion at Wikisource:Possible copyright violations‎#‎History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution.--Prosfilaes (talk) 08:14, 13 May 2012 (UTC)