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Hakluytus Posthumus[edit]

Thanks a lot for helping out with Hakluytus Posthumus! I feel like I need to say a few words about the importance of this particular fragment in literary history. Apart from substantiating obvious ambitions of the British to follow in the footsteps of the Portuguese and the Spanish in exploring the world and penetrating into the Chinese market, these descriptions of Chinese society and language (among which the most detailed was that of Matteo Ricci, or Ricius as he is called in Hakluytus Posthumus) probably influenced the Utopian / pioneering science fiction works, most evidently in The Man in the Moone by Francis Godwin which in turn influenced later sci-fi works like J. Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". --Tar-ba-gan (talk) 13:30, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Stripping Hickie[edit]

Would you be able to strip out the Google notice page from File:Comedies of Aristophanes (Hickie 1853) vol1.djvu? Or point me to someone who could? Removing the Google notices is one of the few things I'm still unable to do myself. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:59, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- George Orwell III (talk) 23:22, 31 October 2015 (UTC)


I think I recall a long-ago conversation between Mpaa and yourself looking for something like the above promises to deliver? However I simply cannot believe (for example) nobody on enWS has "Easy_LST" enabled so can only hope the first few statistics cycles reflect flawed data. After all only a total cynic might suggest the calculations being made were (say) [total number of active users - reported figure] or suchlike? (In case you were wondering my "born with a silver spoon" was badly tarnished.) AuFCL (talk) 10:49, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

I was wondering if I should have quoted these before. The request/history is in phab:T115152 (now closed obviously); and phab:T116894 is open, relevant and may be of interest as well. AuFCL (talk) 07:00, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes the open ticket you linked would compliment the other one nicely. The current count has got to be 'stuck in the past' or something. -- George Orwell III (talk) 07:08, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Re: {{Hyphenated word start}}[edit]

Yes, well, umm... I know! Just exercising the job queue Sir!

(Grumble: I am sure I raised the trigger issue with B. months ago and proposed a solution back then... bloody inaction on the part of idiots who don't stuff up..all...their....edits..... Oh my! AuFCL (talk) 07:44, 17 November 2015 (UTC))

Index:The Battle of Jutland.pdf[edit]

I'd like a third opinion, I marked the Image pages specfically in a recent update, however certain other contributors have expressed a concern about this in respect of validated works, so I am happy to revert the changes, However I would appreciate a third view before doing this.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:28, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:The Aspern Papers.djvu[edit]

On a simmilar note, how do you mark something that's clearly a publisher imprint? (Fly perhaps?) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:29, 21 November 2015 (UTC)