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Phil Trans - Illuminated Initial - W.pngELCOME to my user talk page. Feel free to leave me a message if there is a problem or you would like my help, or anything else.

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Regarding wikiheaders and anchors[edit]

Hi! I saw your recent edit to Author:Guangxu, and thought you might benefit from knowing that wiki-headers inside equal signs (e.g. "===Imperial Decrees===") can already automatically be used as anchors, so you don't need to also add an {{anchor}} after it. Just FYI :) —Beleg Tâl (talk) 14:34, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the attention and the info. My thinking was it's easy for someone to change (or remove) a ===header=== without knowing they'll break an anchored link (especially as What links here] doesn't show the anchor on any incoming links, in this case, Author:Cixi. (I hope) it's less likely anyone will change an explicit {{anchor}} without a second thought about breaking incoming links. Probably it's less of an issue in the Page/Main namespaces, where the works generally "freeze" on completion and have few authors who set it up "just so", compared to Portal/Author, where the pages are in a state of continuous flux. Or, perhaps, I'm just paranoid! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:44, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

The title says it all. — Ineuw talk 09:33, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

PDF to djvu[edit]

Hi, do you know what the best PDF to djvu converter is, one that will preserve the OCR text? Thanks. Samiur Rahman 2017 (talk) 21:02, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

What are you trying to achieve with PDF->DjVu conversion? PDFs are already compressed - you're unlikely to get better compression by re-compressing already-compressed data with a different algorithm. I tried pdf2djvu - it inflated a Google Books scan by around 3 times. You can use PDFs and their text layers at Wikisource just the same as DjVu. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:18, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology as new text?[edit]

Hello. I noticed Jung's Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology was added to New texts, but it isn't yet completely proofread. Merely wondering. Londonjackbooks (talk) 00:41, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

The non-proofread bits do actually appear to be proofread, including italics and even author links, but the original contributor left a lot of it red. I'm going to go through it again, but as far as I'm aware, it's "complete". Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:46, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
The Index is still redlinked, and looks like it needs a Mainspace page. If the pages have been 'proofread', should they not then all be advanced to yellow so it can be marked as a proofread index? IMO it is not yet complete otherwise, despite appearances. Londonjackbooks (talk) 00:50, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
To be quite honest, I wasn't planning on the index at all, as I just don't see the point of transcribing hundreds of lines of index when we have a search engine. I'll advance the red pages. Feel free to remove from new texts if you're not happy with it being there now. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:55, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Also IMO, I believe an index to be an integral part of the original text and should be proofread in order to advance a work. I will inquire to see if there are any express WS guidelines to the contrary. Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:08, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Never mind, I'll just remove it from new texts. I only wanted to fix the images originally anyway! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:13, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Sorry to be a busy-body about it! Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:22, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Well, you're the admin these days, not me! ;-) Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:24, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me ;) Wasn't really acting in that capacity :) Came across it for other reasons. Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:31, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Congratulations, by the way, I wasn't around when it happened! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:33, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. It may take me another 7 years before I am comfortable/confident as such. I perform basic tasks. Welcome back, by the way! Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:37, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

A personal "next" project under consideration:[edit]

I was pleased to see your edit of one of my pages. I had the impression you had chosen to stay away. We have not communicated since I discovered 35 additional small works of Ferrier. Currently, I have begun preparatory measures as if to fully publish the 1876 Edition of The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography... in which those Ferrier pieces were found. I will not involve you if that's your preference. I would prefer to ask for your guidance.Klarm768 (talk) 17:16, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi again :-) I've been annoyingly busy in real life (and I will sadly soon be so again). I'm just trolling around on WS for a bit and mixing looking around with my long term ongoing work (which gets a little dry sometimes). IDUB looks like a fairly major undertaking - you could ask on the Scriptorium if you'd like help with it, I'm afraid I can't commit to anything. The people who do things like the DNB or even EB1911 might be interested? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:27, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
I never learned to be a team player. You are surely aware that I was poorly instructed since my Ferrier pages do not "align to existing styles." I am accustomed to to learn that no one would care to join my ill-conceived vocations. For this project, I am considering assorted strategies. I prefer guidance from (a) knowledgeable individual(s). Nevertheless, I will implement a course of action. Eventually someone may inform me that my work does not "align to existing styles," and she will soft-redirect two of the then-already-published-four-thousand pages... making an ass of herself and her own criticism. Recent Scriptorium advice is a few light-years in arrears of my own efforts and not encouraging as a resource. Klarm768 (talk) 05:10, 18 January 2018 (UTC)