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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)

Formatting for Genius[edit]

Noted your fixes to errors in formatting. Thanks. I have been going through the work to make needed changes, but will be taking a break. I'll finish in a bit. Londonjackbooks (talk) 22:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Yepp.— Mpaa (talk) 22:21, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
@Londonjackbooks: I am going to clean this up as well, Index:Fifes and Drums, Poems of America at War, Vigilantes, 1917.djvu. Let me know if you would like to do it.
Man, I'm just creating all sorts of work for you :) I'll gladly take care of it! Londonjackbooks (talk) 19:15, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Is there an issue with the span style: line height notation at all? Londonjackbooks (talk) 19:22, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
I think the quick way-out is just to replace span with div in this case. If this is ok for you, for me it is a very quick job to do it.
If you think your method would be faster, would you mind making the replacements? If there is ever any work that needs a more manual approach—whether I worked on it or no—let me know, and I can help out! Londonjackbooks (talk) 21:04, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
I guess I should ask how one checks for lint errors without going through page by page. Londonjackbooks (talk) 19:26, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
I am trying to cleanup at least "html5-misnesting" in Page ns, but it is tough. No easy way to see which pages are involved (I run a script in pywikibot, which makes it a bit easier, otherwise the only way is via [1], which unfortunately is cluttered by 2-3 works mainly). Also no easy way to understand the issue, even if for this category 99% is due to span vs div formatting.— Mpaa (talk) 20:46, 25 February 2018 (UTC)


I went through the whole of Stops of Various Quills changing larger to larger block, but there are still at least three pages that show up as having lint issues (span: Output not from a single template). Can't figure out where the problem lies...

Londonjackbooks (talk) 15:34, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Should be gone now. I guess a caching issue in SpecialPages.— Mpaa (talk) 23:11, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Yup, it's gone for me. Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 23:14, 5 March 2018 (UTC)