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TO DO — DNB footer initials[edit]

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here:, I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Tech News: 2017-13[edit]

14:46, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-14[edit]

17:53, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikisource:WikiProject Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition[edit]

FYI I have created a project page "Wikisource:WikiProject Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition", it is a copy with modification of WS:EB1911. -- PBS (talk) 09:39, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Report of Action, USS Chester, Vera Cruz April 21-22, 1914[edit]

Hopefully, you will find everything in order.

The photographs were taken by Dr. J. Michael Miller (USMC, History Division, Marine Corps University) at The Library of Congress. He and I had met in Veracruz in 2014, at a history symposium presided by the Mexican Navy (SEMAR). This "Report of Action" is a most valuable piece of documentation for the US Occupation of Veracruz in 1914. Please see the extensive work that I have contributed to the article in Spanish

Thanks for your help. --Wkboonec (talk) 16:26, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-15[edit]

18:34, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Alumni Oxonienses (1715-1886)[edit]

Now 5% done, and I want to continue to open up the work. Today the typo "Oxoniensis" leapt out at me. It's on the Index pages of the four volumes, and in Page: space; so also in the transclusions. Charles Matthews (talk) 10:44, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Yep. Old mistakes, fortunately doesn't impose. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:02, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Offputting, in its way. A heads up: volume 3, I'm finding, has many more OCR mistake that switch numerals, than the first two. Charles Matthews (talk) 11:57, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for the reminder[edit]

I'm learning so much, yet forgetting to sign. I need to set up automatic signing. Thank you for the welcome!A ri gi bod (talk) 13:00, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Request for help re Matthew Henry[edit]

Hello, I wonder whether you or anyone else known to you can comment on my request for help at Scriptorium#An Exposition of the Old and New Testament (1828) (Matthew Henry)--PeterR2 (talk) 08:50, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Answered at WS:Sbillinghurst sDrewth 09:32, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

The 'Table of Contents' field in Index pages and main namespace transclusion[edit]

In the past I've used the Table of Contents field in indices for the front matter and tables of contents which are meant to appear in the 'main' page of a work in the main namespace. Using the <pages /> tag with no prev or next parameters pulls this in automatically, and in the proofreading progress ribbon it displays the progress for the entire index rather than just the pages transcluded. You can look at A Leaf in the Storm; A Dog of Flanders and Other Stories for an example. A while ago for The Book of Tea you changed the main namespace page to a more typical transclusion right after you added {{index transcluded}} to the Index page's ToC field, I suppose you had in mind that template's categorization and whatever else it does would be improperly transcluded into main. And just recently you zeroed out the one in Index:Atharva-Veda samhita volume 2.djvu, which is/was transcluded at Atharva-Veda Samhita/Volume 2 (there's an argument to be made about this work's organization, I'll freely admit, both volumes have somewhat interesting front matter that I wanted to capture, but the 'main' main namespace page is already unruly).

Do you think this practice is fundamentally a bad idea or does it just happen to conflict with processes that you're applying but could potentially be made to be compatible? I do really like being able to see the progress of the complete work on the title page, but it's something I can be persuaded on. Happy Easter! Prosody (talk) 06:07, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Numbers of stories to answer. 1) {{Page}} is throwing errors due to it breaking html protocols, and that flows through to other pages, like the index page, which is what I was addressing, it wasn't evident that it went from the Index to that page; and 2) For "Book of Tea" there was two issues, the red links which some people have been following to create pages, plus the issue of the transcluding tracking template. It is all a kludge where ThomasV was looking to allow a built ToC in that section, which we have now used for notes, or used doubling up with the use of {{Page}} — which was meant to be retired. Probably something that we need the community to review. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:56, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
The main issue sounds decisive, given that IIRC <pages /> doesn't work in the index ToC, thus the use of that template. I'll replace the pages I've made with this technique. Thanks. Prosody (talk) 23:06, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Requesting go-ahead[edit]

Wikisource:Scriptorium/Archives/2017-01#The meaning of hosting

"... the discussion is that we can encourage people to add works to the page, it did not mean that we have to have the works onsite, though that is obviously our preference. To note that author pages here can link to full text works at any sites/domains, with Wikilivres being our prime example, though we have {{ext scan link}} for Google Books and IA as appropriate. ..."

Do you really mean this? If so, I can think of two more sites, although they are in Canada, as is Wikilivres. One is w:Project Gutenberg Canada and the other is the archive site for the efforts of w:Distributed Proofreaders Canada volunteers. I'm asking before adding links as I was almost blocked at Wikipedia for adding external links which were all deleted. Humbug26 (talk) 19:02, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

That was the community discussion and how we link to Wikilivres. Naturally, it should be used wisely and in sync with community expectations of a library. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:02, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-16[edit]

19:32, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-04[edit]

13:04, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania[edit]

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[edit]

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)

File:An American Girl in India.djvu-7.png[edit]

This is not suitable for Commons. Hesperian's bot added it, from a local file: File:An American Girl in India.djvu, which is not suitable for Commons for copyright issues. Hrishikes (talk) 15:48, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

It is the publishers mark, not the work, it will be suitable for Commons. @Ineuw:billinghurst sDrewth 15:50, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Done, and categorized in commons:Category:Logos of publishing houses. — Ineuw talk 19:34, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-17[edit]

16:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

one of these categories breaks my watchlist[edit]

problematic — billinghurst sDrewth 13:04, 27 April 2017 (UTC)