User talk:Rlevse

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See the delete log for this page. EHC, a vandal, retaliated here. [1] and EHC said here "LMFAO Hopefully you'll get in a car accident and your heart will..." RlevseTalk 15:25, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Creating sources[edit]

  • Create the author namespace entry first if it doesn't already exist.
  • Create the index page next.
  • Create the letter/etc (for the text) page.
  • On the letter page, click on each "page" button and create each page namespace entry in turn.
  • After each is created, proofread it and then have someone else validate it. To show it's been proofread, open the page in edit mode, scroll to just under the edit summary box, and click the yellow button.


  • Go to DJVU Zone
  • Select the format of the file (such as PDF)
  • Select medium resolution and OCR (assume single column) for a PDF file
  • This website is going to spit out a "DJVU" file. It is essentially a series of images bundled together, like a book. You can either download the djvu software, or just upload the djvu to commons, and commons will show you the images one by one. It may give you an invalid format error, just keep trying.
  • The process is in principle the same process as for other documents, create the file such as:

Index:GeorgeTCoker.djvu and Index:JamesERay.djvu

  • For each, in the "Pages: " field, all you need to put in there is <pagelist/> which is a magic command to automatically create links to each page of the DJVU to be transcribed.
  • The "Cover image:" parameter may not be useful as this is a bundle of slightly unrelated documents. but if there is a good one among them that could be useful to display there, use the instructions here to display the image: Help:DjVu_files#Displaying_a_particular_page
  • If you have the desktop viewer and you asked the any2djvu converter to do OCR on the documents, you might find that you can copy the OCR text from the djvu using the viewer.

Good links[edit]

Looks good[edit]

It looks like you have got the hang of it. When you get some time, throw a few cycles into Index:Wind in the Willows (1913).djvu, so we can feature that text sometime soon. John Vandenberg (chat) 10:23, 11 July 2008 (UTC)


Con-crat-ulations; Cheers, Jack Merridew 16:08, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

From me too.--Poetlister 16:28, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Oh thanks guys! RlevseTalk 01:04, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

George Thomas Coker[edit]

Hi, I've been away from Wikisource for the past month and return to see that you are here doing some great work. :-) FloNight 16:45, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Flo. Yes, we found these and they are all PD and are a great help for his article. Thanks. RlevseTalk 21:26, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Re:Ray doc image sigs[edit]

They're done. diego_pmc (talk) 20:27, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I really appreciate it. RlevseTalk 20:46, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Your new pages[edit]

Hey there Rlevse. First off, I'd liek to say you've been doing a great job in creating pages. However, please remember to fill out the {{header}} form at the top of your new pages, as well as use the talk page to cite your sources for the texts. Small aesthetic things, but just as necessary as the license appended at the bottom. Best, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 23:13, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

As these are "forms" and "records", filled in by people who probably dont want an "Author" page, filling in the "author" field isnt desirable. As a result, I have added some "notes" to Request Pertaining To Military Records 2 - J. E. Ray as an example of what would be helpful to the reader to understand quickly what they are looking at. John Vandenberg (chat) 23:42, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for helping out here Jay. RlevseTalk 11:53, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

October FT[edit]


I think you are going on the wrong battle when you accuse Zhaladshar of conflict of interests. [2] He didn't propose this text and several people voted for it. We have more important works here than this sort of arguments. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:46, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

A basic tenet of admins and crats maintaining neutrality is not closing things they voted on. He should know that. See more comments on his page. RlevseTalk 17:30, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

issues with your sig[edit]

Your current sig (first two, above) is implemented with a mix of css and wiki-markup and does not render as you seem to intend under all circumstances. When the sig is rendered in a containing context that is italic — italic due to surrounding wiki-markup with the two-apostrophe-pair technique — MediaWiki parses it differently. Two things occur; a) it's entirely italic, losing the differentiation on the 'R', and b) the color on your username is stripped from the generated code — a span is dropped — and things fallback on the blue/purple color based on the 'visited' status of your user page in the browser (not sure on the 'why', here).

Anyway, the above third and fourth examples implement your sig entirely with css such that it is immune from this; the fourth example is wrapped in apostrophe pairs to no effect. Other all-css implementations would work, i.e. you might prefer to allow the sig to go all-italic, but still control the color. Might as will give that, too;

Oh, I also added 'sans-serif' as a fallback typeface.

Cheers, Jack Merridew 09:21, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Wow, I never looked into this because I wasn't overly worried about it, but thanks, I do appreciate you looking into this! RlevseTalk 11:25, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

test new: RlevseTalk 11:26, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

test new with italics: RlevseTalk 11:26, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
spiffy! RlevseTalk 11:27, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Looks like you went with the third option; I kinda liked the idea of not letting italicized quotes of your posts mess with your intended sig. Your choice is less code messing with editboxes. Cheers, Jack Merridew 11:41, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I guess I am to 'blame' here. Anyway, the new code may be a bit too elaborate, ie: why use <em style="font-style:italic">? EM is italics. You could use span instead of em to stay fully CSS, or just use <em>, or even just <i> for that matter; it shortens the code, but does away with wiki markup and has the same effect. EdokterTalk 12:03, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm all for efficient code, but I would like to permanently not have the problem of changing colors. You two come up with the best option and let me know ;-) RlevseTalk 12:05, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Test with <b> and <i>: EdokterTalk
Within italics: EdokterTalk
Within italics, uneffected: EdokterTalk
Changing colors should not be a problem; that works the same as before. EdokterTalk 12:13, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Edokter; ya, that's a bit too loose! I'm trying to remember what order I did things in; I think that was a span at first. I was also too focused on completely thwarting outside italics.
(cut my first alt take; Edokter's are better) Maaf (bahasa Indonesia for sorry). Cheers, Jack Merridew 12:23, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
extending; I believe what I was shooting for here was to make the sig override any style rules that amount to telling nested em-elements to have the inner ones to stand back up; I've done that out in the real-world. Cheers, Jack Merridew 07:21, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

So I should use the one I put "THIS ONE?" after? RlevseTalk 12:38, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

(the one you marked was cut; noted above. Cheers, Jack Merridew 07:21, 27 October 2008 (UTC))
  1. RlevseTalk - Italic: RlevseTalk
  2. RlevseTalk - Italic: RlevseTalk

Here are copy-paste ready versions; use 1 if you want the sig to go all-italic if wrapped with apostrophes, use 2 if you want it to resist and stay as usual. I think you want '1'. Cheers, Jack Merridew 12:48, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Something's wrong, they changed to blue. RlevseTalk 13:16, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Opps; that's off of eDokter's sigs, and I forgot to tweak it. I've just done so, sorry again. I'm hurrying too much today.
I think you want to just copy this (option 1); <span style="font-family:Verdana,sans-serif"> — [[User:Rlevse|<b style="color:#060;"><i>R</i>levse</b>]] • [[User_talk:Rlevse|<span style="color:#990;">Talk</span>]] • </span>
I tweaked it further, too, and 'Talk' is only bold here because we're on your talk page; it'll be normal elsewhere. Cheers, Jack Merridew 14:00, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Test: RlevseTalk . RlevseTalk 14:05, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

I just tweaked the #2 version — there was a missing ';' that messed-up the italic-resisting behavior (issue was introduced when I fixed the blue). You took the other version, so you're fine; this is just to fix the example and in case you ever want to use the other version. Sorry this turned into a sea of sigs. Here's a fancy sig I used for a while. ;-) Enjoy, User:Jack Merridew aka david 07:21, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Terima kasih[edit]

I've been reviewing old accounts and impersonators and see we've crossed paths more than I recalled. Let me offer further thanks for your interventions here;

The articles involved

will be targets again, so keeping them watchlisted and possibly s-protected would be good.

Cheers, Jack Merridew 08:29, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank-you spam[edit]

Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a belated Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 05:45, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm Just Wild About Harry (help | file info or download)

Coker FT[edit]

Congrats on getting getting that to the main page. Sorry I didn't get to do more than peek at it the other day. I've been rather focused on a few other issues. Ping me re future projects. Cheers, Jack Merridew 11:21, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

also: do check which arb went inactive; looks like FT2, not FayssalF. Cheers, Jack Merridew 11:27, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! And I fixed the arb thing. RlevseTalk 12:09, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Just saw; I'm being attentive this evening. I've been thinking about main page layout tweaks… Cheers, Jack Merridew 12:13, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Nice work![edit]

:-) FloNight (talk) 15:19, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Flo! RlevseTalk 15:39, 2 November 2008 (UTC)