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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.

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) import[edit]

import work so we can migrate text French Constitution of 1848


I was wondering how you gleaned the information from the DNB for #DNBdates use. Londonjackbooks (talk) 18:11, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Focused search. Special:Search/25 Sept. DNB00 : then looked for something interesting/different. See mw:Help:CirrusSearch for help. I have been known to run more complex searches, though for this it isn't that necessary. I need to go back and look at some of the stats, and to do another week's worth of posts. Any suggestions of value would be useful. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:18, 24 September 2017 (UTC)
Tried it out for October. Mostly b/d dates of women novelists, poets, singers, actors—some listed as prominent in their day. Most of October is accounted for but for Oct. 3,4,10,11,18,19,21,31. Mostly women came up in initial results, so I went with the 'theme' and added Miss and Mrs. to the search to narrow things down. I made a list as I went along if you are interested. Not necessarily of "value" or "interest", but something. Also found what may be an error: "Jewsbury, Maria Jane" DNB article links to a WP article with a different first name where b/d dates differ (if I recall correctly). Any other way I can help... Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:47, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-39[edit]

15:59, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Road Signs[edit]

Index:UKSI19810859.pdf thanks.

Looking at this again, I am actually wondering if it needs to be a table at all, given that if a 1 row per sign format is used, it doesn't need the table. You and other have said in the past that Wikisource need not slavishly follow the print format where it's not necessary to do so. 1 row per sign might also be better for mobile presentation? Your thoughts? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:49, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

I don't have any at this point of time. Life is a little too busy. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:29, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Global Collaboration products newsletter: 2017-09[edit]

17:10, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-40[edit]

23:25, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Page view[edit]

As long as you seem to be on, could I trouble you to look at Page:Guy Boothby--A Bid for Fortune.djvu/100? Is the side-by-side view working for you when viewing the page? It's not for me (either as view or edit), despite null edits, refreshes, purges, etc., but other pages from the same work seem to be fine. --EncycloPetey (talk) 00:07, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Fine for me in monobook. Appears that you have a caching issue somewhere. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:21, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-41[edit]

14:20, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Titling of work for move[edit]

I would like to convert Sartor Resartus to a versions page since there are two works hosted here by that title. Currently, Sartor Resartus links to a Gutenberg version. We have a scan-backed version as well—Sartor resartus; and, On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history—which is proofread but for one problematic page (which I am in the process of resolving), but which is not yet transcluded. I would need to rename Sartor Resartus, but to what? Sartor Resartus (Gutenberg)? I am aware that I will also need to rename all subpages as well after the move. Suggestions? Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 11:36, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

@Londonjackbooks: In lieu of you being able to determine more edition data from Gutenberg, that sounds okay. If desired, I can run a bot through to rename those title pages before or after the move. It would be [[Sartor Resartus]] to [[../../|Sartor Resartus]] which would be quick and easy; though I would want to fix up the prev/next too as they are not relative links, and again can be done ahead of a move. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:20, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Running a bot through would be great, though it doesn't need to be done until tomorrow. I can get to prev/next tomorrow as well. Thanks! Londonjackbooks (talk) 14:10, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Relative links done, and shows the true value of relative links. :-) — billinghurst sDrewth 21:01, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Great! Thank you much :) I'll tackle the disambig/transclusion tomorrow. Londonjackbooks (talk) 21:50, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-42[edit]

15:31, 16 October 2017 (UTC)