User talk:JoshuaSlanders

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Again, welcome! -- billinghurst (talk) 11:11, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Moved authors to Author: namespace[edit]

G'day. I have moved the author pages that you recently created to the Author: namespace. We leave the main namespace for works. -- billinghurst (talk) 11:15, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

No need to recreate the pages, as noted above that they have been moved. You can find them at Special:Contributions/JoshuaSlanders -- billinghurst (talk) 09:55, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

World English Bible[edit]

As a general rule, Wikisource only publishes works that have been previously published, and those without editing. While we do undertake some translations, like Bible (Wikisource), Bible (World English) is an existing published bible, so we don't change what it says.--Prosfilaes (talk) 13:02, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Once again, texts with (World English) after them are not to be edited; they say what they say, whether or not you like the translation.--Prosfilaes (talk) 14:29, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
Dude, what the fuck is Bible (Wikisource)/Additions to Daniel? Is it a new Wikisource translation, or is it part of the World English bible? Are you listening to anything here?--Prosfilaes (talk) 16:12, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Where are the sources for Genesis coming from?[edit]

Where are the sources for Genesis coming from? If it's a modern reconstruction or your own reconstruction, then it's not appropriate for Wikisource.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:16, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

I have investigated these new texts a little, and initiated a discussion about them at Wikisource:Proposed deletions#The Sources for Genesis.
John Vandenberg (chat) 13:43, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Are you listening to comments?[edit]

Hi Joshua. You are modifying certain texts in means that seem contrary to current practice, and there has been queries to you about this, yet no obvious change in behaviour. It would be good for you to address the issues, rather than blithely continue with a level of disregard. I doubt that continuing with that practice would be looked upon favourably by the community. -- billinghurst (talk) 01:45, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

  • I second that. I have reverted all your edits to Bible (Wikisource)/Genesis. I suggest that you discuss any proposed changes on the talk page first. I assume that you have also been editing as Will you please: a) always log in before editing and b) restrict yourself to sensible edits; your contributions to date tend to bring Yorkshire into disrepute. RHaworth (talk) 09:06, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

The Book of the Secrets of Enoch[edit]

I moved this work to a new name The Book of the Secrets of Enoch, because pages beginning with "Bible (Wikisource)" are reserved for a new and free translation, if someone wants to create one from the original text. John Vandenberg (chat) 14:33, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I've deleted this page, as author pages belong in the Author namespace, and Author:Moses already exists there. Jude (talk) 10:18, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Bible (World English)[edit]

Please cease your edits of this text. The World English Bible is a previously published text, unlike Bible (Wikisource). Jude (talk) 07:56, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Please stop undocumented and unreferenced changes to texts[edit]

The discussion has been noted to you, and there has been no response from you. You made these changes [1] and [2] to established texts. You have provided no details of the source or your reasons for these changes, and this is unacceptable for a community provided text. I invite you to join a discussion here about your editing style and how it can be more acceptable and in tune with our community. Non-participation will result in a reference to the WikiSource community for how we can deal disruptive edits from an unresponsive editors.-- billinghurst (talk) 11:19, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Temporary block on editing[edit]

Hi Joshua. I have placed a temporary block on your ability to edit WikiSource, with the exception of your user and user_talk pages. We need for you to address the concerns that have been addressed to you so that we can work together as a community. Thanks, and apologies for having to take this action, however, your reluctance to discuss this is not understood. -- billinghurst (talk) 12:54, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Addendum: The place to dispute the block is here. I will put a note to other administrators of my actions and they can listen to your reasons and decide whether I have been overstretched the tools made available to me. -- billinghurst (talk) 12:57, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Bible (Wikisource)[edit]

Hi, you have added two more pages to Bible (Wikisource):

Did you translate these from original texts? If you dont respond, we will need to delete those two pages.

If you would prefer to discuss this via email, please email me at Regards, John Vandenberg (chat) 01:05, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

I have deleted these two, as they are mostly redundant to other pages. We can restore them if you a) talk with us and b) point out which original sources you are translating from. John Vandenberg (chat) 04:22, 3 June 2009 (UTC)