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Djvu Volume 1 and Volume 2 titles don't match[edit]

Hi and warm greetings,

These two volumes have different titles and I am asking you for help to standardize them. This title Index:The war with Mexico, vol 1.djvu the word "war" is lowercase, and in this title Index:The War with Mexico vol 2.djvu is missing the comma before the word "vol" and in both, the lowercase "vol" should be capitalized to "Vol".

Could you adjust them to be:

Index:The War with Mexico, Vol 1.djvu

Index:The War with Mexico, Vol 2.djvu

Thanks in advance. — Ineuw talk 05:22, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Done.— Mpaa (talk) 20:30, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks with a tip of the hat. — Ineuw talk 22:05, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

failed cleanup[edit]

I tried to clean up all of those pages. I made a mess. Thanks for assisting with the clean-up!--RaboKarbakian (talk) 20:43, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

No problem.— Mpaa (talk) 20:44, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Pages are in reverse[edit]

Hi, Is it possible for you to move the first two pages please? The page numbers indicate the correct order. Much thanks in advance. — Ineuw talk 17:35, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

These two pages need to be moved

after these two pages.

Done. Merry Xmas.— Mpaa (talk) 22:00, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Much thanks and wish you happy holidays.— Ineuw talk 06:55, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

span x div[edit]

Hi. I noticed you tried to change Page:Bohemia An Historical Sketch.djvu/9, probably because of the lint problems again. Does it make sense if span is changed for div ? --Jan Kameníček (talk) 02:28, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes.— Mpaa (talk) 10:02, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Charinsert code replacement[edit]

Hi. If I remember correctly, you replaced the Charinsert code to restore functionality. I would like to look at the history of this code, specifically the previous code. Could you point me to that page?

The previous version stored the user's Charinsert most recently selected row in a cookie, and wherever editing was possible, this setting would have my previous selection (User in my case).

This new Charinsert code dropped this useful setting feature. This means that every new page I edit, the Charinsert is reset to the first row.

Before I create a bug report, I want to find out who is the maintainer of this code (local or wikimedia/mediawiki).— Ineuw talk 06:35, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi. It was a link inside a comment in a Task in phabricator, suggesting this workaround. But I do not remember which one. Try to look for bugs who contains CharInsert maybe? Sorry I can't be more useful.— Mpaa (talk) 10:35, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. I will find it.— Ineuw talk 23:14, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
It was very easy to find. I just have to compare the old and new code and see what changed. — Ineuw talk 04:12, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

lang block[edit]

I noticed that you repeated the lang block because of the multicol template. The multicol template is not transcluded into the main namespace, so is it OK when I add the lang block into the noinclude part, as in [1] ? --Jan Kameníček (talk) 20:59, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

No, there is still en error. Enable the linter checker gadget, so you will be able to detect errors.— Mpaa (talk) 21:04, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Where can I enable it? I cannot see it in Preferences – Gadgets. --Jan Kameníček (talk) 22:49, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
@Jan.Kamenicek: Sorry, I remebered wrongly. See here.— Mpaa (talk) 19:57, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Misaligned OCR layers..[edit]

As you seem to be technically adept I thought you might want to periodically examine:-

I plan to look through the "File to Fix" category again soon, and attempt to sub-cat the files in it, between classes of fix required.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:21, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Only if there is a page offset and the file has been uploaded by IAupload, then 99.9% it is a bug of IAupload and I know how to fix it ...— Mpaa (talk) 22:08, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay, the limitation is noted. I will still try to categorise stuff when I find it though.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:46, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the repairs on Index:Philosophical Transactions - Volume 053.djvu

But it's still out of alignment :- see for example. The whole file needs a rebuild... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:44, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

The file is OK. See phab:T214729.— Mpaa (talk) 21:19, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks.. Would it be possible to perhaps where the djvu text extract failed to pull the scan image and attempt OCR (most likely Tesseract) in the back end?ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:59, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
Actually the file is not OK but Mediawiki SW should do a better handling of the error. Everything can be done, it is just a matter of time ...— Mpaa (talk) 22:20, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you so much for fixing this. Great work! MartinPoulter (talk) 22:36, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

page creation script[edit]

Thank you very much for writing a script to generate content pages! Can I ask you to use it to fill in two volumes of the magazine Once a Week? I have posted the data for Volume II here, with an explanation of how the data is structured at the top of the page. Tell me if you need me to modify it. I'm currently working on creating a larger set of titles for Volume III... Levana Taylor (talk) 07:14, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

@Levana Taylor:, done as MpaaBot. Next time, please align columns correctly, with extra '\t', if you need to skip a value (e.g. contributor, defaultsort or sections). Please check them, to make sure they are OK.— Mpaa (talk) 21:32, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
It's perfect, thank you very much! I did try to get the proper number of fields in every line but I'm not sure how to proofread. Can you suggest a regex search (I use Notepad++ as text processor) which would flag any line that doesn't contain exactly 10 tabs? Levana Taylor (talk) 21:59, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
I do not know Notepad++, use | as separator and when you're done, just replace | with \t.— Mpaa (talk) 20:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Updating the charinsert definitions[edit]

Hi. Sorry for disturbing you again. You may not have followed the post about my Charinsert issues HERE, but replacing the script was not the whole picture. I found out at MediaWiki that in the MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition that these two old entries:

* charinsert[ResourceLoader|default]|charinsert.js
* charinsert-core[ResourceLoader|hidden|dependencies=jquery.textSelection,user]|charinsert-core.js|charinsert-core.css

Need to be replaced with these three, but it requires a bureaucrat to do it, or grant permission to me to do it.

* charinsert[ResourceLoader|default|peers=charinsert-styles]|charinsert.js
* charinsert-core[ResourceLoader|hidden|dependencies=jquery.textSelection,user,]|charinsert-core.js
* charinsert-styles[ResourceLoader|hidden|type=styles]|charinsert-styles.css

Ineuw talk 20:31, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

I'll give you permissions. I do not have fresh in my mind what I did. You seem to be more familiar with the topic. Cheers.— Mpaa (talk) 20:39, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
I gave it to you for one week (so I do not have to remember). If you need for longer, ping me.— Mpaa (talk) 20:42, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
I only know more because I followed a very long and disorganized trail. Installed the code and monitored it. It works but in a different way from a cookie. Now, a user's character selection is cleared once the user leaves the site. On start of a new session, the user must re-select their choice and this remains until the end of the session. Thanks for your trust that I won't do anything nasty, and I think you should revoke the permission . . . . Have a nice weekend. — Ineuw talk 19:02, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
I will.— Mpaa (talk) 20:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

History of Hudson County and of the Old Village of Bergen[edit]

Amazing work formatting History of Hudson County and of the Old Village of Bergen. Have you come across the old fashioned hand with a pointed finger in a decent resolution or as an svg? Lindauers arrested for the Baldwin robbery in the Newark Daily Advertiser on January 24, 1866.png --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 15:17, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

I cannot remeber, sorry. It was long time ago. Thanks for your kind words.— Mpaa (talk) 21:17, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Try U+261E, ☞.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:37, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Question about User:Abuse filter[edit]

Do you know anything about this user? No contributions or any mention of them anywhere on this site. Why are they an administrator? Is this a bot? Cheers, –MJLTalk 17:22, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

@MJL: It's a Mediawiki system (software) account used by the abuse filter: it blocks users that trigger the relevant filter rules. It was announced a while back in tech news I believe. It should probably have a non-redlinked user page though. Addendum: link is Tech News: 2019-02 (crossposted to Scriptorium here and the Village Pump on enwp etc.) --Xover (talk) 18:00, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
@Xover: Ah, that makes sense. It was odd not being able to find that under Special:WhatLinksHere/User:Abuse_filter. I looked up what the other projects do with their "User:Abuse filter" page, and I found I like d:User:Abuse filter the best. EN-WP made a redirect out of it while Multilingual Wikisource and Commons just left it a redlink. –MJLTalk 18:19, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: I agree, so I've created it based on the Wikidata page. I'll let the admin noticeboard know (in case anyone has other ideas). --Xover (talk) 18:33, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Script request[edit]

Could you generate chapters for Looters of the Public Domain like you did with The Souvenir of Western Women? I have put together a tab-separated table here: Talk:Looters of the Public Domain/Table for script

I'm not sure if I formatted the author and contributor columns the way you expect, let me explain...please let me know if I need to adjust. Every chapter should have "|override_author=..." following the "author" field, to include both authors. The "contributor" field should reflect that chapters 1 to 25 were written by S. A. D. Puter, and 26 to 31 were written by Horace Stevens.

I think that's all that's needed. The book was published in 1908, it's fine to put the "year=1908" field in if you think that's better. -Pete (talk) 15:59, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Done.— Mpaa (talk) 19:57, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Roman numerals parameter[edit]

Hi -- Back in February ShakespeareFan00 obliged me by creating in the sandbox a parameter for {{article link}} which displays volume numbers as roman numerals, see here. It has not been implemented by anyone with the correct privileges; I have twice requested attention to the matter on the Scriptorium but gotten no reply, not even someone saying why they don't think this parameter should be added to the template. Can you do this or do you know who else I should contact? Thanks Levana Taylor (talk) 15:54, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi. My suggestion is to seek attention and approval again at Scriptorium. Community consensus is important and the discussion you refer to involves only a few participants. I would not like to do the modifications myself, I am sure there is someone with the right skills who can do it. Also I have limited bandwidth right now.Mpaa (talk) 17:18, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks; posted. Levana Taylor (talk) 18:45, 16 April 2019 (UTC)