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TO DO — DNB footer initials

billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Note to self and anyone else interested.

Category:Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should it be a portal too? If yes, we really need a means to autopopulate (minor) portals so we do not have do lots of work in that space.

If it is not, we need to look to adapt {{authority control}} so it can be utilised with arbitrary access to WD so AC can be filled on such a page. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Move template data to WD

Category:Pages using authority control with parameters has pages with {{authority control}} data that should be housed on the WD page of the item. Look to set to utilise PLbot to move the data to WD, save some queries on its use and set up tracking. Need to be a good lad and set up fully-fledged maintenance pages. Oh for more time! — billinghurst sDrewth 06:31, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

To review

billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

template:OGL needs an author: ns version created for use. Currently only has works version.

header WP links and the use of main subject at WD

have a check to see that where we have (encyclopaedic) pages in main namespace that link wikipedia = through header, that these items at wikidata may or may not have "main subject" wikilink. Can or should we be pulling that link via WD to manage deleted and moved items, and also be prepared for any item that has a future wp link. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:Authors with missing death dates -> Category:Authors without death dates

explore making this change. They are not missing if they are not dead, so we should cater for both scenarios without confusing things. Only would be missing of the person is alive 130 years after death. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Contributing translator -> header template

(parking) See if we should plug in a parameter so something like Popular Science Monthly/Volume 3/September 1873/Hypnotism in Animals I can properly represent the translator. Otherwise we can have it as a note as we do for {{illustrator}}. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

link templates — to build

billinghurst sDrewth 23:47, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

convert template:NIE to template:header

convert template:NIE to template:header

Files to recover from Commons

Author disambiguations

consider disambig Palestine Mandate

Thomas M. Shallenberger

The burial you listed at Author talk:Thomas Martin Shallenberger is for Thomas C. Shallenberger. Is that the source of the death date you used? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:32, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Sure, the transcript will be wrong, as often happens on many death records, and especially with Find-a-grave, which is other people's effort, not primary records without quality control. I didn't change it, just left it as reproduced. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:48, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-36

09:08, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Alden's Cyclopedia of Universal Literature

Why do you think it belongs in portal space, unlike the other encyclopedias we host here? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 19:07, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

The build page with lists of external scan links, or index: links, belongs in Portal: ns or Wikisource:WikiProject, as we have always done, or tried to have done. The content, when it comes, belongs in main namespace. Otherwise it becomes a stop, drop, forget, and move-on exercise, as we have seem with many pieces over the years. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:25, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

meta Requests for help

thanks for the level headed remarks. however, give the pattern of behavior of giving out indef blocks, with locked talk page access, you should expect the same behavior here. this is the behavior of the banned admin who started this fight. so get ready. - cheers. Slowking4Rama's revenge 16:10, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

@Slowking4: I try to be reasonable, and considerate and give people the ability to edit. That doesn't mean that I should be taken for a fool, nor taken for a ride. If you were issuing me with a threat, then I think that it would be wise for you to reconsider that approach, as that is not the basis for any trusting or cooperative relationship.

When taking on administrative roles in these communities, one is elected by the community to try to be impartial, and to offer the best impartial advice and especially to act on the consensus of the community, whether the admin is in agreement of the community or not.— billinghurst sDrewth 16:17, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

oh, no. i have no power to threaten. however events elsewhere might serve as a warning. the admin misbehavior which has disrupted english wikipedia for many years, is now being carried to other projects. it seems we have a cadre more into rules enforcement, than collaboration. they would rather delete references and content, thereby harming the project, than compromise. they would rather act summarily because they are always right, than consider consensus. and my case is a crucible by which to judge the leadership or lack thereof among admins. Slowking4Rama's revenge 16:24, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
This is a community with its strengths and weaknesses; we work better if we work together rather than divided. One is better to discuss and promote and work through issues as our differences will be actually small. Throwing the baby out with the water, or having hissy fits, or going ballistic are not options for a functioning community. I would ask that you work within the framework of the consensus of the community, and to partake in the discussions to form those consensus. Your case is just one like many others, and you have contributed to it more than others, though there have been others who have willing participated and similarly shown intolerance as you have. — billinghurst sDrewth 16:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
i have always tried to work within consensus. while trying to advocate for fair use here, i have not confronted the failure to get one. the dispute thus far was about an admin bringing their URAA drama here, where there was not a consensus. i am intolerant of abuse of power; i follow proven leaders including wikipedians of the year. it is quite a contrast between non-leader admin behavior. but, it is a matter if time until the power abusers come here. and 100k edits on commons and 25k edits on wikidata counted for nothing. so they will try to find an admin to do an indef here and then go for a ban again. i am ready. Slowking4Rama's revenge 16:47, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
I will stand up for Wikisource, our established editors and editors here in good faith. I believe that the community has the integrity to stand by its principles, and not to have unreasonable interference by those coming here on crusades. Our peace has long been established on trying to be reasonable and inclusive, and to understand the value of compromise, rather than winner-takes-all, combative approach of some other places. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:54, 15 September 2019 (UTC)