User talk:Maxim

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Hello Maxim, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

You'll find an (incomplete) index of our works listed at Wikisource:Works, although for very broad categories like poetry you may wish to look at the categories like Category:Poems instead.

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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 (chat) 01:20, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

nop at the start of a page[edit]

Note when there is a {{nop}} at the start of a page with a subsequent newline, it seems to add a blank paragraph at the start of the page. It doesn't seem to have any visible effect when looking at the overall chapter view, though. Isaacl (talk) 00:12, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

incomplete scan[edit]

What should be done with cases like the title page, where the original is incomplete? I'd like to validate it, but since the scanned page is missing words, I'm not sure I can. Isaacl (talk) 01:09, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

I got the missing parts by a Google search; I was given a hint that the content of title pages is often available online. For example, use Google Books, which gives you all the information needed to piece together missing parts except the "Montreal, Quebec", but with the first letter being Q, it's obvious what the last missing word is. Maxim (talk) 01:17, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

No problem[edit]

Have been meaning to start editing here for quite awhile....But have never known where to start or what I should start with. Need to find some good old sources. Where did you managed to dig up this old book? -Djsasso (talk) 14:18, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Library and Archives Canada: I took the PDF, got it converted into a DJVU, and got the book onto Wikisource. Maxim (talk) 14:46, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Scott of Quebec[edit]

I don't know if you can validate that page. There was Arthur D. Scott and Arthur E. Scott on Quebec in the time period of the book. Neither matches what was scribbled onto the page by someone. Don't even know what the name is underneath, but it could have been Frank Stocking. The picture could be Stocking, according to the one picture I've seen of him. Alaney2k (talk) 14:40, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

I've put HC Scott per the note at Hockey: Canada's Royal Winter Game/List of Illustrations and Sketches of Teams. That's really weird, but I doubt it's Stocking, because he was a goalie and the man in the photograph has an unbroken, straight, normal nose. :P Maxim (talk) 15:17, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Further info from the SIHR records:
        Scott, Herbie                                           1885 - 1896                                     Edit Record
        Scott, Arthur D.                                        1891 - 1899                                     Edit Record
        Scott, Arthur E.                                        1882 - 1898                                     Edit Record
        Scott, Charles                                          1894 - 1905                                     Edit Record
        Scott, F.                                               1888 - 1896             

So there was a H. Scott, but he did not play after 1896, which might not matter. Alaney2k (talk)

This seems plausible. Look at Hockey: Canada's Royal Winter Game/The Quebec Hockey Club of Quebec—it mentions the date 1896. I think that it would OK to mark it validated, and then the entire book is done. Maxim (talk) 15:38, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
What has been done is perfect, with the crossed out F. S. Stocking. The SIHR mailing list agrees with it. Alaney2k (talk) 16:02, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Patrolled edits?[edit]

Any idea why the edits listed in recent changes list are suddenly showing up as unpatrolled? Isaacl (talk) 17:26, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm fairly sure that they've always been unpatrolled; individual edits on Wikisource have to be patrolled, unless the user has admin or Autopatrolled rights. Help:Patrolling has more info. Maxim (talk) 17:54, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
No; I was using this link to see what pages had been updated, and the edits did not show up as unpatrolled before. Just wondering about what may have triggered the change. Isaacl (talk) 15:03, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Ohhh... I've figured it out. You're now auto-confirmed. Your account has existed for more than four days, and you have made more than 10 edits. With that, you now have the ability to patrol other's changes. That's what the red exclamation marks show now, next to unpatrolled edits. Maxim (talk) 15:16, 28 May 2011 (UTC)


Congrats on coordinating the effort to complete the transcription of an important work. As you now have exposure to most areas of the project, and solid experience in a few, I have flagged you as autopatrolled. John Vandenberg (chat) 03:39, 1 June 2011 (UTC)