User talk:IvoShandor

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Hello, IvoShandor, 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.

John Vandenberg 01:04, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi, your contribs are looking good. I understand how you feel about all the help pages; dont stress about knowing them all ; its a wiki, others will fix things, or you can go back later and fix things.
We do record sources, either like you have done in the "notes" field, or in a dedicated {{textinfo}} block that is placed on the talk page. The benefit of putting it on the talk page is that links to various online resources can be dumped there in a less pretty fashion, or various print editions can be mentioned, and the specific one used can be provided. The textinfo block also starts at a text along the path to being proof-read by someone else, which helps us know when to prevent further minor wording changes by anons, and even protect the page. We also require that featured texts are proof-read.
We also upload page scans to Commons whenever possible, and also that our readers can see the original documents if they need to be certain for themselves that our text is accurate. I see from your latest gallery pics on commons that you like architecture. Perhaps you are interested in an abandoned transcription project: "Text on the Column of Victory in the grounds of Blenheim Palace"? (if not, no drama; Im just letting you know about it in case you would be interested in recording primary sources that have been set in stone across the world) John Vandenberg 15:27, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
WS:FT contains a list of top quality texts, but here are some interesting examples that I can quickly think of:
HTH, John Vandenberg 00:10, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
I've redone Lasker's Chess Magazine/Volume 1 and Lasker's Chess Magazine/Reminiscences using page scans, and using most of the Wikisource specific features described on "Side by side image view for proofreading". John Vandenberg 06:53, 8 November 2007 (UTC)