User talk:Rich Farmbrough

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Talk to me[edit]

But better on en: than here... Rich Farmbrough, 20:15 22 April 2007 (GMT).


Hello, Rich Farmbrough, and welcome to Wikisource! Thank you for joining the project. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Hi Rich. You will notice that there is Wikisource:WikiProject DNB, which can help with your contribs. cygnis insignis 16:09, 26 October 2010 (UTC)


I have given you autopatrolled rights, since you are active here currently. Charles Matthews (talk) 07:45, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Rich Farmbrough, 11:15 21 May 2011 (GMT)

Wikisource:Style guide & hws/hwe[edit]

You will find some stuff at the first link for overarching, though for the Page: namespace stuff, look at Help:Proofread for the {{hyphenated word start}} and {{hyphenated word end}} covered there. If you are using the old style toolbar, I have text for additional buttons in my common.js file. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:00, 6 September 2011 (UTC)


I spelled correctly "complete" on your to do list. --Skylark92 (talk) 17:18, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Rich Farmbrough, 17:24 9 September 2011 (GMT)

Concatenating lines[edit]

Please do not concatenate lines as you did with this edit. It makes it very difficult to track changes to the page. In some cases it is necessary to join lines that otherwise would leave a hyphen in a word that is not usually hyphenated but that is the exception rather than the rule. -- Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 08:56, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

ArbCom free zone: practical people wanted[edit]

So after my polite bits on your lovely unbusy page, and looking at your tardy edit count here. I will politely say welcome back onboard, there are books awaiting your efforts. smiley Anyway, all cheek aside, you do know that we are here and happy to have any spare time and idle/idol/idyll fingers. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:23, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! Rich Farmbrough, 19:53 10 July 2012 (GMT)

echoing billinghurst's sentiment. Dsp13 (talk) 14:12, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Not acceptable[edit]

I am sorry to say, and this is not an attack, but the work done ON THIS PAGE cannot be considered "Proofread" by any standard. This work has some serious typographic difficulties, about which you are advised to inquire in the Scriptorium. If you are new to proofreading, please consider an easier project to work on, where there are previously proofread pages to follow as an example, and to understand what you missed out here. — Ineuw talk 22:11, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Umm, I find every effort acceptable, and in cases where there are errors then some feedback on misses would be worthwhile, especially if there is minutiæ with a work. We all have to learn somewhere and somehow, so supportive guidance on improving has always been a worthwhile approach, rather than a WP style of negative criticism. If there are issues with a requirement for a higher level of expertise, then maybe choosing another work is a good idea, though I would hope that we can be supportive in helping find a work of interest. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header template[edit]

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

DNB articles in your subpages[edit]

Hi Rich. There are a lot of subpages in your user space that are proto articles on DNB people. Are they still valid/needed/needing to be transferred? They come up due to the number of wanted templates that sit within them that are enWP specific. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:58, 29 September 2015 (UTC)