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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 12:00, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Test entry[edit]

Another test.— Mpaa (talk) 17:25, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

This is for test purposes. unsigned comment by SomeUser (talk) 09:20, Jun 17, 2013 (UTC-02:00).


Some tests:- User:ShakespeareFan00/Sandbox/Fractions

Want to attempt a re-write of frac into something using the Unicode points, collapsing the common ones into a single character point? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:23, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

I can follow this: Note that there is the choice to put a thin space in such case: 4⁴⁄₆ vs. 4 ⁴⁄₆. So what shall be done here?
If you want this done on your work, please ask for a bot request, so if someone has comments, it will be discussed there.— Mpaa (talk) 14:01, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
The function is ready if you need it.— Mpaa (talk) 21:42, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Bot request[edit]

Hi Mpaa,

As discussed last month on Billinghurst's talk page, I've now got an Excel sheet which has enabled me to do 9 pages of the List of Private Acts and Resolution of the Fifty-Eighth Congress quite quickly and easily, with manual copy paste from Excel to Word, addition of some fixed stuff in Word and then copy/pasting into Wikisource. The Header and Footer I have been doing manually, but I have now put a small roman numerals tracker in the Excel spreadsheet to help a Bot with that. The List was both the best source for the data to populate the actual Private Acts in part 2, but also represented a pretty good trial run, I thought...?

My spreadsheet has the text for the start of each page body, the text for either left page number headers or right page number headers, and the text for footers each in a single cell. The text for each line of data is contained in a single cell which includes wiki mark-up and page number hotlink. Some computation will be necessary to take the page number into the header, and to select those rows which all belong on the same page, but all the data is there for a fully automated creation of pages including djvu filenames.

Would your Bot be able to take my excel spreadsheet and spread its data through the remaining ~50 pages of the List, do you think? If so, how do I get it to you?


CharlesSpencer (talk) 14:26, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

I will have to prepare a script for that. Drop me a mail so you can send me the Excel file. Still not 100% clear what is needed, but hopefully looking at the file, it will be clearer.— Mpaa (talk) 18:46, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
Done. Please do not update status of Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 33 Part 1.djvu/33 and /34.
We are looking into a bug ( and those two pages are under analysis. Bye— Mpaa (talk) 21:00, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
Mpaa thank you very much indeed for your fantastic work - you've saved me days of work! CharlesSpencer (talk) 09:09, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Page substitution request[edit]

Hello Mpaa. I was wondering if this torn page with missing text could be substituted with this same version of the page so that the work of Sartor Resartus &c. can be marked as proofread? Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 11:04, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Done.— Mpaa (talk) 15:46, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Londonjackbooks (talk) 19:08, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

My cleanup contribution[edit]

Greetings and salutations, it has been ages since I contacted you, which you should consider to be a good thing. :-)

I am cleaning up some PSM related info and came across this Wikisource:WikiProject Popular Science Monthly/Statistics. The last update was sometimes in 2014, and I feel that if this cannot be updated automatically, the we should delete it. I consider the maintenance of such table is a lot of unnecessary work. I also believe that stats for PSM can be filtered out of available statistical pages on Wikisource at wmflabs, since I see there a lot dealing with various statistics. If this is possible then we should just add link to it. Your thoughts? — Ineuw talk 19:57, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Glory of Women[edit]

The page Glory of Women is in disarray, you might have made some typo while editing it, judging by its history. --CopperKettle (talk) 18:23, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks— Mpaa (talk) 22:09, 26 December 2017 (UTC)