User talk:Mike Peel

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The current Proofread of the Month is

The Lives of the Poets-Laureate  (1891)
by Wiltshire Stanton Austin & John Ralph.

Last month completed: Modern Poets and Poetry of Spain
The next scheduled collaboration will begin in July.

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I am pretty sure that this will meet your needs. billinghurst (talk) 05:01, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


I replied at my page, but welcome you here :-) Regards, Cygnis insignis (talk) 12:11, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Regarding the PSM images uploaded to commons[edit]

Hi Mike Peel,

I noticed that you uploaded images from the The Popular Science Monthly Project, and your contributions are most welcome. Could you kindly add this category when uploading to the Commons?

[[Category:Popular Science Monthly illustrations]].

I also take this opportunity to invite you to glance through the project's for proofreading tips and and image naming conventions devised to expedite the process for the PSM projects. Again welcome. — Ineuw (talk) 22:13, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Progress of Index:Mars - Lowell.djvu[edit]

Hi Mike, I plan to give it another day to see if we can get anyone to work on the index, though it looks like most of us are hiding from it. I am happy to validate it later if someone else does the determination on what it is meant to look like. If PotM stalls over the index, I would like to roll in some little works until the end of the month. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:07, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I decided to be bold, and standardize the formatting. Over to you to validate. :-)
BTW, I suggest that we cover some of the Popular Science Monthly articles in the 'little works' - not necessarily a whole volume, just some of the individual articles, which I count as essentially seperate works. Mike Peel (talk) 22:08, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Index:The History of the Church & Manor of Wigan part 2.djvu or end of 1[edit]

Now you may have better luck than I, however, there is 1 page missing from the scan of both parts. If you do know of any institution that has the work, and we could get a scan of p. 181, it would be very nice!!! — billinghurst sDrewth 23:21, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Let's wait and see whether all of the rest of the pages are there first. ;-) (I believe this is a 5-part work?) Mike Peel (talk) 23:56, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
Actually, see this version on archive - that seems to have p181 in it. Mike Peel (talk) 00:00, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

revert to stable[edit]

Hi Mike. There was, as far as I can tell, nothing wrong with the formatting. Do you mind restoring it? Cygnis insignis (talk) 00:13, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

If you want to, feel free. I was just trying to help, but I was somewhat puzzled that a poem wasn't using <poem> formatting - as I thought was standard? Also, something ideally needs doing with the drop caps - are you planning on using the proper images at some point? Mike Peel (talk) 00:15, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
The question was "do you mind", if I do it I lose a validated page and whatever corrections you made. Tell me if you saw a problem I should know about? If you didn't please remove your changes to the work I am developing. Poems tags are sometimes problematic, so I avoid them, but use them if you prefer. Cygnis insignis (talk) 00:26, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't think I made any changes apart from the formatting - so feel free to revert that if you want (you can always diff to check). I view the formatting as part of the validation, so it's a case of take it or leave it I'm afraid. Can you elaborate on poem tags being problematic - I haven't encountered any problems, aside from them not working with noincludes? I also view them a lot neater than a whole load of br tags... Mike Peel (talk) 00:31, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
... it was just the two pages where I changed the formatting that I was talking about. I'm happy to revalidate the other pages if you want. Mike Peel (talk) 00:47, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Cygnis insignis (talk) 00:54, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
... and done. I'll leave you in peace for a bit now. ;-) Mike Peel (talk) 00:59, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
see footnote Tamerlane and other poems (1884)#8 Cygnis insignis (talk) 01:18, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Little request[edit]

Notice modeled after [1]

As Template:New texts is monitored in IRC, and many users have it in their Watchlists, I was wondering whether you would consider adding the name of the text being added to the edit summary, rather than solely +1,-1. Even if it is just have +Name of work, -1 that would be most helpful. Thanks. -- Cirt (talk) 04:18, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks; Billinghurst told me that on IRC shortly after I changed the page. I'll do that next time. Mike Peel (talk) 10:13, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Full Disclosure[edit]

Hi Mike, thanks for all your work on Full Disclosure. This is a great learning process for me -- it's been huge help for me to look at your code, and try to replicate it on other pages. It's starting to look like we might actually get it done in the foreseeable future, too! -Pete (talk) 15:53, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Glad I could help. Most of the credit for the code, though, goes to Spangineer (talkcontribs) - most of what I did was copying, pasting and modifying. Let me know if you run into any issues / you have any questions / there's anything else I can do to help. Mike Peel (talk) 20:15, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

New Categories[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your work in re-categorization of the PSM articles. I noticed you've added the new category Solar astronomy and I was wondering if you added any others, because I collect them here, and offline. If you don't mind, could you also append the newly added categories to the list of categories here which I occasionally re-sort. Thanks again. - Ineuw (talk) 17:51, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi Ineuw. The categories I added are all sub-categories of Category:Astronomy, as it was getting a bit big and messy. See also . Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 09:04, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Just noticed your response and I am VERY impressed with the Astronomy page. Until recently, I thought that no one is interested in this project and I am toiling away only for my self gratification. My category selection is general, and leave the more accurate assignments to the experts, since my knowledge is general. FYI, I am continuously adding images to the Commmons PSM gallery and I am completing the upload of images to Volume 20. I believe that there are Astronomy related images for articles towards the end of Volume 19. It's about comets, if I am not mistaken. - Ineuw (talk) 23:22, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


You have new messages
Hello, Mike Peel. You have new messages at John Vandenberg's talk page.
Message added 05:48, 3 September 2010 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Care to add? — billinghurst sDrewth 05:48, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps you can help with Talk:Victoria County History#Potential collaboration with --John Vandenberg (chat) 12:24, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
Any thoughts on whether you or WMUK can help avoid duplication of effort on the VCH volumes. I'd like to get started soon. John Vandenberg (chat) 22:47, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for not replying quicker. I've left a message on the VCH talk page; basically, if we can help in any way then I'm sure we'll be more than willing to, but clarification on precisely what help would be most useful here would be good. ;-) Mike Peel (talk) 22:17, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

More PSM articles on astronomy[edit]

Hi Mike. Just to keep you up to date, there are additional astronomy articles appearing in PSM, although they are not yet proofread. If you are interested in some articles, you can track them from the uploaded images at the commons HERE. As of this writing, I completed the upload of Volume 32 images, and I remembered your interest. Also, I noticed your user page, and let you know that the PSM articles waiting for validation have been completed. Take care. - Ineuw (talk) 19:36, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. :-) Mike Peel (talk) 20:17, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1984, Burt)[edit]

Hi. Thanks for validating one of the pages. However, I would like to please ask you, if possible, not to write paragraphs on a single editor line, but to keep them spread on multiple lines (the way you find them on proofread pages). The reason is that it helps locating the changes between different revisions (for instance, I cannot understand whether you actually corrected typos or changed the text in some way other than collapsing paragraphs on single lines) while not affecting the final rendering on the wiki page. In the hope you don't mind, I'll undo your changes and if you feel like it you can validate the page again. Paolo81 (talk) 18:22, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Updated scripts[edit]

Hi Mike Peel. I edited your monobook.js and your vector.js to update you to the latest version of TemplateScript. You were using a much older version called regex menu framework, so the main difference you'll see is an improved regex editor and cleaner custom scripts. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 20:31, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

OK, thank you! Mike Peel (talk) 18:51, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:Roman Manchester (1900) by Charles Roeder.djvu[edit]

I've found a problem - p 125 seems to be missing and a corrections slip scanned? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:06, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: yup, it does. :-( I've had a quick look on for an alternative copy, but I can't spot one. Any ideas where else we might be able to find a different digital copy? I might be able to get hold of a printed copy at my university's library to recover the page if need be... Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:08, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
No ideas, sorry.. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:09, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00: OK, I've put in a request for a physical copy (it's currently checked out to someone else). Are there any other pages that are problematic? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:26, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
Not that I found on a cursory glance. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:25, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00: Everything should have now been fixed - please see Wikisource:Scriptorium#Replacing_a_page_scan_in_a_book.3F. :-) Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:37, 9 November 2015 (UTC)