User talk:George Burgess

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Hello, George Burgess, and welcome to Wikisource! Thank you for joining the project. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Again, welcome! --Longfellow (talk) 16:37, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

A DNBer :-)[edit]

I see that you have been doing work on the DNB, and it is nice to have you aboard. You may be interested in that we have a project in place Wikisource:WikiProject DNB to transcribe the DNB, and some of our tricks, shortcuts, and general information are there. Again welcome to WS. — billinghurst sDrewth 17:07, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Oh by the way. If you have proofread a page, then please do feel welcome to change its status from Not proofread [red] to Proofread [amber]. This will allow the next person who proofs it to then move it to Validated [green]. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:20, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Hello - a tip about Author pages. Baker, Richard (1568-1645) (DNB00) should in principle have shown up as linked from Author:Sidney Lee. It does now - I have fixed it - the point being that the link on Author:Sidney Lee was as {{DNB lkpl|Baker, Richard}} and needed disambiguation. Except for omissions in error, the Author pages now list all the DNB articles, but without psychic powers it isn't always possible to guess the need for disambiguation ahead of time. Charles Matthews (talk) 06:59, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
You do nice work :-) and I should have those few problematic pages from vol. 6 checked against alternate sources in the next hour or so. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:23, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
To let you know that I have finally completed transferring the manually transcribed pages onto their respective pages. All the remaining redlinks are completely new bios. :-). I have left a note to that effect on the project talk page. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:01, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Nice to have your officially join us on PotM[edit]

Always nice to have a new face join us. We look forward to any proposal that you may have for works for us to consider. We try to have a diverse selection of works, in the wholistic sense of place, people, topic, period, quirky, historic, though we generally look to not have the most complex work to typeset. Personally, I like to make a bit of a statement and utilise PotM as a means as an introduction to Wikisource, and that gives some value to the site, that way we get good participation. Again, welcome. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:26, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Seconded, here here…JamAKiska (talk) 22:53, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

new text[edit]

I just validated some pages you did, then added it to new texts. Regards, cygnis insignis 12:06, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

You may want to play with {{block center}} for poetry, the trick where the poem continues on the next page is explained at {{block center/s}}; this is a bit fiddly, but it renders well with centered text and so on.

O heart of hearts, the chalice of love's fire,
Hid round with flowers and all the bounty of bloom;
O wonderful and perfect heart, for whom
The lyrist liberty made life a lyre; ..."

CYGNIS INSIGNIS 16:13, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

  • thanks, wrong button and no check of what I did (I usually read through from when transcluded). CYGNIS INSIGNIS 19:06, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

DNB volume 19[edit]

Just a note to let you know that I'll be making a push to consolidate this volume, in the next week or so. I'm starting in at the middle, around the Fitzwilliams. Thanks for the proofreading so far. Charles Matthews (talk) 09:55, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Empty spaces before some punctuation[edit]

Just a note that it is probably best to also remove any [empty] spaces that appear before punctuation marks such as semicolons, colons and question marks, etc. for best rendering. Londonjackbooks (talk) 13:49, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Scottish/Irish naming under discussion[edit]

See Wikisource talk:WikiProject DNB#Mc, Mac and messiness. It's a traditional business but I may have missed some nuances. Charles Matthews (talk) 11:28, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header template[edit]

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Useful user defined Charinsert[edit]

Hi. Based upon your proofreading of this page, I took the liberty of installing THIS user definable, commonly used accented characters. If you have any questions, please just ask.— Ineuw talk 21:22, 15 May 2015 (UTC)