User talk:Levana Taylor

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Hello, Levana Taylor, 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 21:48, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Charles Baudelaire[edit]


You need to specify who is the translator, and take care that the transaltions are in the public domain. Thanks, Yann 11:05, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

With the Night Mail[edit]

I noticed your publication history note about the first publication of this amusing short story. My proofreading is based on the McClure's version which appeared one month earlier! Perhaps you mean first UK publication? ;-) Keep up the good work. Eclecticology (talk) 20:00, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, corrected! --Levana Taylor (talk) 23:52, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: We and They[edit]

Hi, just to let you know, I've moved your question from the Scriptorium to possible copyright violations, as it should hopefully get the proper attention there. Jude (talk) 12:10, 4 April 2009 (UTC)


Saw you do a lot of work on the PD-tags for works; I (and others) really appreciate the effort, thanks a lot! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Romain Rolland. 04:23, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Kipling poems[edit]

Hi there,

Just wanted to confirm that these were all the ones that had been transwiki'd and required deletion. Thanks! Jude (talk) 00:46, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Also Azrael's Count, At His Execution, Hymn to Physical Pain, The Mother's Son, The Coiner. --Levana Taylor (talk) 03:01, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Ah, good! I actually just edit conflicted while listing those (found them in a query of pages tagged with {{copyvio}} but not linked to from WS:COPYVIO). I'll get right on them! Jude (talk) 03:07, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
On a final note, if you find any more of these that require deletion, drop a note on my talk page. They are all deleted now. Jude (talk) 03:19, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Uploading images[edit]

Images should be uploaded to Commons, not locally on Wikisource. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:19, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

OK thanks. Levana Taylor (talk) 21:25, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

The Return of the Firefly[edit]

The changes you made here have multiple issues. Please refer to the WS:MOS for some of these.

Because Wikisource content can be viewed on any size or width of screen, setting an image to "100%" means that the image will expand on larger screens, even if the text doesn't. Per the WP:MOS, we transcribe straight quotes, not curly ones. There is no reason to render a title into a mix of lowercase and capital letters, only to make the title all capitals with a temple: simply reproduce what was printed. If the quotes in the original are not floated into the margin, then they shouldn't be floated into the margin in our rendering. We don't transcribe ff or fl using templates anymore: the ligatures break searching and are not recommended by Unicode; instead simply type "ff" or "fl" as separate characters (the templates no longer produce ligatures, but separate characters, and are retained for legacy reasons only; they no longer do anything).

I could add many other problems, but the overriding principles is that Wikisource does not add content that was not in the original. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:13, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Ok, good to know. I'm new here (or, rather, haven't edited in a ling time) and I'm afraid I read through the list of templates and said "oh, pretty typographic goodness!" and used as many of them as possible. So, yeah, I can see the reason for taking the opposite approach: maximum simplicity rather than trying to look like print typography.
As for {{uc}}, though, the documentation says it is helpful to screen readers to have the titles be "title case" and only displayed uppercase—is that not true? And is {{" '}} frowned on? it really does help readability to have that little gap between the two sets of quotes.
Also, if the original text prints "æ," should I use "æ," "{{ae}}" or "ae"?
Suggestion: You could put a prominent note in the documentation of any template that is no longer desirable to use. --Levana Taylor (talk) 15:37, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
The {{uc}} template was intended primarily for situations such as in tables of contents, where the ToC displays in capitals, but the link is to a standard title-case.
No {{" '}} is not frowned upon; it is useful and even encouraged, the issue is with using {{fqm}} when the quotes are not set past the margin.
Ligatures such as æ and œ are used, as these can mean different letters under certain historical situations and are recognized by internet searches. But ligatures of "ff", "fl", "fi", "ct" are merely typographical, and should not be reproduced as single characters.
As we are s smaller wiki, keeping track of all the obsolete templates is often difficult. The person who last edited the {{ff}} template seems not to have updated the documentation. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:40, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Should I use æ or {{ae}} then?

I will go through all my pages and simplify them. Levana Taylor (talk) 17:22, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

We prefer entering æ directly if that is at all practical. The {{ae}} template is kept around primarily for ease of text entry, for editors with keyboard limitations, and should be subst'ed with the actual character. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:54, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Author:Robert Barlow McCrea[edit]

Are you sure he was English? The name looks Scottish to me. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:16, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

His parents were from Guernsey and he spent some time there but he spent most of his life (except for considerable time sent all around the world by the army) in England. I dunno, call him British if you like. Levana Taylor (talk) 17:32, 26 March 2019 (UTC)


...for your elegant fix of the transclusion issue at Oregon Historical Quarterly/Volume 20/Address Delivered by Joseph N. Teal. I'm not sure the way I originally set that up is the best approach, but your change is definitely an improvement, and it taught me a neat trick I was unaware of. -Pete (talk) 23:44, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

moved style page to Wikisource: namespace[edit]

Hi. Main namespace is exclusively for works. Style guides for project works have been set up as projects in the Wikisource: namespace. Accordingly I moved your style guide to Wikisource:Wikiproject Once a Week. I hope that this isn't overly convenient. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:57, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

OK thanks! Is there some sort of handbook to the organization and use of all the namespaces and discussion areas? I feel like it’ll take years to learn what to do if I have to find things out haphazardly Levana Taylor (talk) 16:00, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Edits in Once a Week[edit]


I like the magazine Once a Week and so I really appreciate the work you have done there so far. I just want to say that I have returned back the link to the poet Waller you have removed from Page:ONCE A WEEK JUL TO DEC 1860.pdf/587, as it is in compliance with Wikisource:Style guide: "Links to other parts of works, other texts, and author pages at wikisource can be added to the text. ... "

I would also like to ask you to fill the summary box when doing some changes as it is very helpful for other contributors.

I am also not really convinced that an edit removing a link having been added intentionally by somebody else is a minor edit. Generally, edits that other people may disagree with are not minor edits. --Jan Kameníček (talk) 21:48, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Oops, sorry, that was careless of me to mark that as a minor edit. Too many clicks too fast … As for putting back the link, thanks for letting me know the policy! I thought it counted as an "annotation," but now I know it’s acceptable, I will put back the other links that were in that article too. There are lots and lots of author links that could be added to OAW (I was already crossreferencing other parts of the magazine). Levana Taylor (talk) 21:52, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 14:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 19:13, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Author:Alfred William Cooper[edit]

Data available for WD. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:50, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Hm, he’s the son of Abraham Cooper? How’d you find that out? Levana Taylor (talk) 16:16, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
The experience of many years of person research in the UK and good access to 19thC records and tools. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:34, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata gadget[edit]

You may be interested in our WEF gadget that we have that enables form-based entry to WD. It is not perfect and doesn't have every field that one could think through, it does a pretty good job, and has a memory of your recent entries, so I find that I can do heaps of additions with the one edit, be it the person link, or the FRBR edition link. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:33, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

That looks great, but I’m not finding how to add it. Found, it’s excellent. Levana Taylor (talk) 13:01, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

"Biographies of ..." categories[edit]

It has definitely been a gap that we have had in how we present these, and separate them from the typical author categorisation. I like it, just need to think how well we expand it. I am guessing main namespace use only, though maybe portal pages utilising category:people in portal namespace could be labelled that way. I notice that you had upper case for engineers, and lower case for another. If this is the path that we are going to use, I would think that we should be looking to give some guidance in a few places. Definitely will put something at Wikisource:WikiProject Biographical dictionaries. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:38, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

FWIW, if you are creating a category that is going to end up in Wikidata and have wikilinks, then feel welcome to manually add {{plain sister}} and it will do the linking that you see in the typical header-type templates. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:43, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Well, the reason so many occupation categories exist is that User:AdamBMorgan, who hasn’t been around in several years, was going through the DNB and categorizing everybody. He got through part of the A’s. It’s definitely a very useful classification! I estimate we might end up with about 30-40 professions at the most practical level of splitting? Any more would be unwieldy. (As for the Engineer thing, that was just a typo and I've tagged the capitalized version for deletion -- better to be consistently lowercase like essentially all categories.) Levana Taylor (talk) 06:49, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Do you know for how many years I have not even see these beasts?!? Sheesh. Just thinking of the 000s-0000s of biographical works that I have done in that time, and just slithered away from doing the categorisation. No excuses now as I work/plod through TIWW. — billinghurst sDrewth
Yow, that’s a lot … sympathies. BTW, I was just pondering what to do about people who get biographied because of a single notable thing they did which has nothing to do with their occupation if any. Would it be ridiculous to have a category of "Biographies of heroes" (to be filed in the general biographies category, not the occupations subcategory)? It’s the place for this and two others I can think of just off the top of my head. Levana Taylor (talk) 07:24, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 17:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)